Monday, June 22, 2015

Yarn Fanatic Party #42 - Let's Have Some Yarny Fun!

Welcome to the 42nd Yarn Fanatic Link Party, and my 25th as co-host, alongside Rachel from The Philosopher's Wife.

This week I have been busy working, but haven't been doing much on my computer. I have a full week for you though. You can expect:

Wednesday - Some photos from my most recent trip on Living the Dream Wednesday; And a fox earring round up.

Thursday - A tutorial for a pair of fox earrings.

Friday - An overview of a thoughful, fun, yarn gift I received.

Saturday - A sweet, short story and gift idea.

Sunday - A Free Crochet Pattern from me related to the gift idea.

I hope you will come back to share along with me!

Most Clicked:
From Left to Right:

A New Long-Term Project from Colour Crochet Love. What is 'Gemütlichkeit'? Make sure to visit with Viola to find out! It's seems Viola has come to realize that love-hate relationship we all have with our pesky ends. I say love because the weaving of the ends brings together our beautiful projects, but hate because... well... I think we all know why. Hehe. She asks a great question though - how do you handle your ends? Weave in as you go, or at the end?

Lucienne's Summer Mandala Part 1 from Atelier Marie-Lucienne. Bright colors get me every time. I am in love with this Summer Mandala! It's made of beautiful bright colors, and a unique pattern. Free Pattern is included for us! Time to gather my supplies, and get to work.

A Little Piece of Happiness from Colour Crochet Love. I think shawls are such beautiful pieces. They are great for many different things like keeping shoulders warm while out, covering hair during windy conditions, accenting an outfit, providing comfort to any in need, among many other things. Pattern link included in this post.

EyeLoveKnots Yarn Favorites:
From Left to Right, Top to Bottom:

Butterfly Crochet Pattern from My Little Shop of Treasures. These butterflies are so pretty! These are great to use as appliques, attach to alligator clips for hair clips or a pin to attach to hats, pillows, etc. And a free pattern is included for us :)

Moogly CAL Square 11 from Shelf Reading Life. This Wildflower Granny Square is such a beautiful piece! Though it is part of the Moogly CAL Sampler Afghan, this square alone would make a great afghan for Spring decor, or for a little girls room. I think I will be adding this to my list of gift ideas for my little cousin :)

Rainbow Explosion from Van Dani. Though there isn't a pattern included here, this beautiful, bright and fun piece is a great inspiration piece. The yarn used looks just like Red Heart's Boutique Treasure yarn - a gorgeous, wool yarn I have used several times. Love it.

Crocheted Sea Glass Pendant from KBB Crafts. This is such a neat idea! I am very much into jewelry making, and wire wrapping is something that is intriguing to me. I have seen several YouTube videos showing different wire wrapping techniques for creating pendants from Sea Glass, but this crocheted technique is more up my alley. It's a beautiful pendant ready to wear in minutes and matches with almost everything.

Pom Poms Made Easy from Made in a Day. Kim provides us with a great photo tutorial showing how easy it is to make adorable little pom poms the easy way. I, of course, enjoy doing things the hard way (hehe) but one of these tools is definitely a great thing to have on hand!

This Week's Giveaway... Well, sorry to say there isn't one this week. We are currently looking for Giveaway Sponsors. Do you sell patterns, yarn or yarn related items? Would you like to have your shop and/or blog highlighted? Just send an email to Rachel of The Philosopher's Wife letting her know that you are interested and she will get all the details worked out. We thank you for your participation and support!
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!

Please share projects that are family friendly, and YARN RELATED; ie Crochet, Knit, with an extension to include Cross Stitch, Needlepoint on Plastic Canvas and Embroidery.
Also make sure you are linking up to your blog post, and just just your blog's home page.
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.

*If you don't have a blog, you can still share with us by creating a Free Flickr Account - powered by Yahoo. Add your projects there, and then come back here with the link for the project.

*Link ups cannot be to Etsy listings or Ravelry pages where patterns are sold. You can link to blog posts, Flickr or Facebook pages, Pins, etc that are directed towards it, but can't directly link to it. 
To be clearer though, Raverly pages of finished projects are okay to share. Sorry for the inconvenience! That's per InLinkz guidelines. Thanks!


  1. "I am happy - Oh so happy - I am happy as happy can beeeee!!!!" (based veeeery loosely on West Side Story ;-) ). Dear Alexandra, thank you for featuring my Mandala! Here is part II... Have a nice and successful week, Marjan

    1. Great song choice :) Thank you for your continued support and sharing of your beautiful projects!

  2. so much fun, inspiration yarning going on here :) Thanks for letting us hook with you!

    1. I love all the inspiration! I seriously want to try my hand at one of everything that is shared! Glad you were able to stop by and party with us :)