Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Busy Hands: County Fair Edition

crochet items from the county fair

Every year I enjoy entering a few crochet projects at our county fair. I wasn't able to go to the fair this year because I needed to stay home and rest, but I had fun participating by sending in my entries.

For the first time this year, I received first place on all of my entries! So that was kind of fun. But there aren't very many entries, so who knows, I might have been the only one to enter in these categories!

The patterns for the baby booties, baby hat, and scarf are from Crochet One-Skein Wonders. This book has 101 patterns that can all be made with one skein of yarn or less. It is my go-to book for patterns!


This is the South Bay Shawlette that I shared with you back in August. I entered it in the fair, and then a few weeks later I mailed it to a dear friend of mine.

baby booties

A Star Is Born Booties designed by Anastasia Popova

pink baby hat with bow

 Blue Bow Hat designed by Janet M. Spirik

This baby hat, and the baby booties pictured above, have been given to a friend who recently had a baby girl. I love making baby hats and booties. They are quick and cute and make great baby gifts!

infinity scarf

Shell Net Cowl designed by Ryan Hollist

Although technically this is named a cowl, I think it looks more like an infinity scarf. This will be used as a gift for a friend one day soon.

Just as quick as my crochet gift stash was filled up, it is now quickly being emptied out! It's time to start crocheting again!

I enjoy crocheting at night when I go to bed to rest. However, I have not been able to crochet as much in the past year or so. I have been able to do more on the afternoons when I am up, which has been great! But it also means that by the time I go to bed at 6:00, I am worn out. My hands and arms are often too tired to crochet, and sometimes I fall asleep and take a nap in the evening. But on the evenings when I have strength left in my arms, I like to keep them busy by crocheting.

What have you been doing lately to keep your hands busy? Are their any projects or crafts you are working on?

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