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a solution for all those leftover skeins of yarn: the granny stripe blanket

you know those odd lengths of yarn that are left over after you finish a knit or crochet project? the 1/8ths of a skein which aren’t quite big enough to make anything out of? i’ve got a whole basket of those.

so, i’ve started a crochet project that will probably take the rest of my life to finish. i blame ali from snipsnaphappy and michelle from scissor quirk for this new obsession: creating a giant (and i do mean giant) blanket from all those yarn remnants. this blanket is over 60 inches wide, and when complete, will cover an entire full-size mattress.

Crochet Granny Stripe Blanket/Afghan - made from various leftover yarn remnants and scraps - acrylic, wool, cotton

there’s just one problem. it’s way too addicting! i couldn’t put it down yesterday.

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baby taylor models the striped flower hat (and shows off her cute cheeks)

just yesterday i wrote that i haven’t been able to see many of the little people wearing that hats i’ve crocheted. and then my sweet friend christi (alas, she has no blog!) sent me this precious photo of her little taylor wearing the striped flower hat i made for her.

but it’s not that hat that is making my heart stop. it’s those cheeks! is she not the cutest thing?!baby taylor models a handmade striped green and brown crocheted hat with an off-white flower

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owl rings and owl skirts and owl hats…

Last Easter, we bought grandma this owl ring. She rocks it, huh?

grandma modeling the forever 21 owl ring

Then this week, I was reading the newest Soul Flower catalog (which is amazing, by the way) and I couldn’t take my eyes off this lovely owl skirt:

Stoney Owl Skirt from Soul FLower

The inspiration was too much,  so I created a little baby owl beanie. [Update: You can now purchase baby and toddler owl hats at my Etsy shop.]

Handmade baby boys crochet knit striped owl hat - felt owl applique with vintage silk embroidery

More owl inspiration:

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