Unique Yarn from Italy and Germany

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Every time I look for inspiration I shop for yarn. Fortunately this time I had the opportunity to find this beautiful specialty yarn! Soon I will be designing fall and winter accessories. This yarn comes from Germany and Italy. I will be mixing them for fun color-texture combination. My goal is to end with very unique, soft, delicate, beautiful items to list in my Etsy shop.

 

 

Slouchy Beanie Hats!

Winter is here! No doubt! Heavy snow in the mountains and low temperatures. With all that comes winter fashion, which I love!

I have just created new, beautiful hats in both slouchy oversize and Pom Pom styles for baby, kids, teens and adults. This season sparks my creativity. As usual, I start with beautiful yarn choices in different color combinations. Don’t miss it!

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2016!

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Mother’s Day Gift Package

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KleanKristi, a fellow Etsy shop owner has kindly asked me to join her in putting together this beautiful surprise gift package for Mom!

My face scrubbies will be part of the package together with KleanKristi’s awesome bath and beauty goodies! Here is a list so you can have an idea: Mini nail polishes, mini lip balms, mini lotions, mini soaps, mini facial scrubs, mini shampoos and conditioners, mini bath bombs, etc..

Here is the link to the gift boxes… VIsit her shop and take a look at this unique gift idea. Go ahead and surprise Mom! She won’t be disappointed! 🙂

https://www.etsy.com/listing/231725467/klean-box-surprise-new-products-gift-box?ref=shop_home_active_1

About Knitting Needles

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Wouldn’t it be nice to have a table, guide, cheat sheet to know which needle is ‘perfect’ for what kind of project? At least I think so. Here is what I think about this topic. Maybe you differ and if you do, leave me a comment so we can start a conversation, help each other and all those wonderful readers as well.

While I don’t claim that this is a ‘perfect’ guide, I do want to share my experience in this post.

My general categories are organized from BIGGEST to SMALLEST. I have added a note about the yarns that are best match for the needle sizes, again, just as a general guide.

15.0 – Afghan Blankets

Yarns that work best for blankets and this size of needles tend to be those with texture.

9.0 – 10.0 – Scarves, beanies

The yarn you choose will have an impact on the thickness of the scarf, hat or project. In general yarns with a mix of acrylic seem to work best here.

8.0 – Dishcloth, leggings, beanies and hats for kids.

The yarn that works best for dish cloths is cotton yarn. The yarn that works best for leggings, beanies and hats is any kind that has a mix of acrylic.

< 8.0 – Socks

Wow, there are so many awesome soft yarn qualities for socks in the supply stores! What I normally do for socks is read the label of the yarn and they typically have a note mentioning socks projects.

Leave a comment if you want to add to this list. Otherwise, I hope this quick guide was helpful to you today!

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Romantic Bath Crochet Project Idea

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Isn’t this beautiful? I thought of this crochet bath project and was hooked! I had to at least share it and invite you to comment.

This is a guest bathroom and this simple hook usually holds a towel for your guests. However, in this case, it goes beyond and gives you the welcoming, warmth and delicate beauty by elevating the hook.

The yarn is mercerized cotton. I chose blue because of the nautical look, and because nautical color tones are my favorite. The trick is to work your way around the metal ball and go up in repetitive crochet rounds until you reach the end or top. You could take the fixture down and do it that way (preferred), or if you are out there shopping for a new hook for your guest bathroom, then this is an excellent idea to personalize it and make it your very own unique item.

Except for the starting round, which are chain stitches, the rest of the rows are simply single stitches. It’s best to work from the outside of the fixture ball to the inside arm.

If you want to try it out, feel free to make a comment in this blog and share how it went. I know this may be easy to follow if you are an expert crochet lover, and if you are still a novice, then don’t lose heart! This is a super easy project. For now, look for my upcoming video which I will be posting soon to this blog with single crochet stitch lesson (in English and Spanish.) If you want, leave me a comment and I will include the step by step instructions for this one too.

Here are some more pictures of the finished project. Enjoy! 🙂

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I hope you have a lot of fun with this project.

Welcome to My Yarn Getaway – Learn to Crochet and Knit!

Welcome to My Yarn Getaway, a blog where you will find lessons, projects, ideas and  stories about yarn and beautiful projects. I hope you can find this content useful and learn to make beautiful things with your own hands and hopefully with and for your loved ones.

Since I was 10 I learned to crochet with my Mom (R.I.P). She was a great teacher. Her lessons allowed me to have a space to retreat with a piece of yarn and needle  and relax. Today I am a business woman, a professional, a wife and a Mom. All these things are great blessings, including my Etsy shop , my treat! At CrochetKnitandMix.etsy.com you can see who I am, my designs and inspiration. This blog will hopefully complement my shop.

Finally, this blog is the one place where I want to share what I know and inspire others to find a way to unwind and relax, which is what crochet, knitting and embroidery do for me. 🙂

Here is my first lesson in English and Spanish. My son, Jimmy, plays the acoustic classical guitar in the background to his original tunes, while I go on sharing some stitching lessons with you. Enjoy! 🙂

English Chain Stitch Lesson.

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