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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Ring around the Rosie Vest with Bernat Pop yarn

I was so excited to find the Bernat Pop yarn in my local Walmart. I live in a super small town and we never get any of the good stuff. When I saw it I had to refrain from buying some in every color combo. The first thing I thought to make was one of the Mandala style vest that I have seen recently. 
I used this pattern by The Lavender Chair. It was a simple pattern and worked up quickly. It took almost 2 cakes of the Bernat Pop yarn. So for less than $10 I got this awesome new vest that I have gotten so many compliments on...

I know my picture taking skills leave a lot to be desired but you get the general idea of how it looks and how it turned out. 
I can't wait to try it in different colors. 
I went to a neighboring town this past weekend and found some of the Mandala Yarn. I may try this vest in that yarn or I am thinking this tank top or summer shirt would be nice.... Stay tuned to see which one I pick. 
What have you made with your Bernat Pop or Mandala Yarn? I would love to see some of your creations and some ideas for my next project. 

Friday, March 3, 2017

C2C with Caron Cakes

I have been seeing post and articles everywhere about Caron Cakes yarn and I have been itching to get my hands on some. Well I received some money for my birthday so I decided to use it for myself, for once, and get something I wanted. Not something I necessarily needed but something I wanted. 
I ordered them online from Michael's, since none of the stores near me carries it. They happened to have a sale going on that day and I ended up getting a really great deal plus free shipping! BIRTHDAY SCORE!!
Well the Cakes set in my bedroom for about a month just looking at me, taunting me... I had no idea what to make out of them. Then I get a message from a friend saying she needed a baby shower gift.
AH HA!! a light bulb went off! I could make a C2C blanket and matching hat for her. I LOVE C2C and I figured the color changes of the yarn would make beautiful stripes. Plus she needed it fairly quickly and C2C works up very quickly, which is perfect for my short attention span. 
If you are looking for a C2C pattern. They have a good one here. If you are more of a visual person they have a great video here.

This is the first set I made. I love the way it turned out. It took less than 2 cakes and the best part is there were no ended to tie in where the colors changed!! 

After my friend gave that one as a gift at a work baby shower everyone loved it so much she decided that she wanted another one for an upcoming shower.  The below pic is the second set I made. 

The blankets measure 24" X 36" and the hat is in a newborn size using this pattern   .

What have you made with your Caron Cakes? I have several more cakes that I need ideas for...