Monday, January 19, 2015

Yarn Fanatic Linky Party #20

Welcome to the 20th Yarn Fanatic Link Party, and my third as co-host, alongside Rachel from The Philosopher's Wife.

I haven't been quite as active on my yarn crafts this week as I would have liked to be due to hands that hurt too much. If your hands also hurt, or you want some tips for preventing them from hurting, check out my most recent post, Do Your Hands Hurt or Ache? 5 Tips to Make Your Crocheting Experience Better.

We had some awesome yarn projects linked up last week, thank you to all who shared and left comments!

The Most Clicked Projects:
Start at Top, From Left to Right:

The Cocoon Wristwarmers from Little Crochet. These cute little wristwarmers were hooked up for gift giving. What a nice gift to receive! I love the simple addition of the dark red colored edges and single flower.
This post is a semi-review and showcase.

The Pom Pom Pillow from Little Treasures. Maya and her daughter Eva did a great job putting together this Pom Pom Pillow. She includes helpful tips for attaching the pom poms in this post.

The Frost Flower Scarf from Crochet is the Way. There is only one pattern that I have pinned that was made of the Broomstick technique - this Broomstick Lace Cowl from Mon Petit Violon, because it looked so elegant and perfect for a wedding - all the others, I have admired and then sadly X'd out as I have been very intimidated by the technique. BUT, Jenny has a fantastic step-by-step Crochet Broomstick Lace tutorial she has composed for Guide Central, and also includes lots of photos and instructions in the pattern for this Frost Flower Scarf. I have pinned this pattern, and will definitely be giving it a try!

The Tiara for a Sweet Girl from Haak & Maak, which translates to Hook & Make. You will most likely need to use the translation option to fully understand the post, but the photo itself is BEAUTIFUL. This post is somewhat of a review, but more of a showcase. Anywho, I've added it to my list of things to make and to my Every Princess Board.

My Yarn Favorite:
I have many favorites! But I think this weeks top two on my list of things to try are Arm Knitting Infinity Scarves from Artistic Endeavors (Left) and The Rally Scarf from Zooty Owl's Crafty Blog (Right).

The Arm Knitting post is a showcase of just about 20 infinity scarves in different yarn types and colors. Arm knitting is another project I have been intimidated to try only because I know that with a hook, my chains will be consistent, and with my arm, I fear the inconsistencies. Brooke left a nice reply to my original comment on the post though, and now I feel better about attempting arm knitting.
Zelna of Zooty Owl's Crafty Blog has quite a few different color combinations for the Rally Scarf. This is such a beautiful scarf, and I am so glad she has shared the free pattern for it! I really can't wait to try. This will be a big hit this Spring.

My Philosopher Favorite:
Rachel's daughter looks sooo cute in this Polar Bear Hat!
This Week's Giveaway is sponsored by Happily Hooked Crochet Magazine. One lucky reader will receive a year's subscription to this digital magazine. 
I personally am a subscriber to this magazine as of about a month ago, when they were running a special. I immediately began poking around online to take advantage of my subscription.
This magazine is a little different than others as you do not physically receive anything - it is all available online, or from your respective electronic devices. 
One thing I really like are the emails I receive from Happily Hooked. They include crochet tips, friendly reminders about sales, free pattern round ups and calls for designer help. I feel like part of the group when I receive these emails and that is so neat!
You must be 18 years or older to enter and be a US resident. Void where prohibited. Winner will be notified by email from Rachel of The Philosopher's Wife, and have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be drawn. Neither EyeLoveKnots nor The Philosopher's Wife are responsible for prize fulfillment.
Enough said, enter away!


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Join the Party!

The Yarn Fanatic Party will begin every Monday afternoon, and run through Sunday night. You have all week and weekend to post your fantastic yarn related projects!

The rule is simple - please share projects that are family friendly.

We encourage you to:

*Become a Follower of the blog where you linked up. Following both is also greatly appreciated!
Alexandra of EyeLoveKnots

Rachel of The Philosopher's Wife

*Check out the other Great Projects that have been linked up!

*Spread the comment love!

Features will be chosen weekly. By linking up, you give us permission to feature your item.


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you for stopping by and linking up your knit hats!

  2. Thank you for hosting this party! :)

    1. Thank you for taking the time to comment! It and your visit is much appreciated.

  3. Last week's YFP was really good! Everybody did such a great job on all the patterns. Thanks for another one!


    1. I must agree Jenny - we had some awesome projects linked up last week. Can't wait to see what else comes of this weeks party.

  4. Thank for you commenting on my blog and inviting me. I linked up. I love to visit and share! I follow both hosts (THANK YOU), I shared and I follow. I love seeing whats out there. Fingers Crossed!

    1. Thank YOU for sharing your Broomstick Lace Bracelet with us :) I really love it!

  5. Thanks for inviting me over for this lovely link party :) fav crochet pattern source: mooglyblog

  6. Thanks for inviting me to your fun party! Have a great weekend!

    1. Thanks for joining in on the fun! And making it better by adding in your cute pom pom wreath!