Monday, August 31, 2015

Yarn Fanatic Party #48

Welcome to the 48th Yarn Fanatic Link Party, and my 31st as co-host, alongside Rachel from The Philosopher's Wife.

Monday seems to have snuck up on me again! At least this week, I got the party posted on the correct day. ;)

I haven't shared anything since our last party, but I am glad to see that many of you are still chugging along! A few reminders on some CAL's I am/will be participating in...
The Mystery Lapghan CAL is in progress!
Check out my post for a full list of all squares shared so far. 
First project will be shared Monday, September 14th.

Most Clicked: 
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Jars, Jars, Jars from Atelier Marie-Lucienne - Crochet Inspiration. These jars came out beautifully! And I am sure will be great sellers at  Marjans up coming fair. These jars would be cute for gift giving or using around the home. You can use them for some many things such as holding candies, potpourri as Marjan is thinking, cotton balls in the bathroom, wedding/baby shower favors, etc. 
What would you use them for?

Stormy Seas Bedspread from My World of Crochet - Crochet Inspiration. This bedspread is gorgeous! And a name that rings true. It is a beautiful shell pattern, in colors of a Stormy Sea. So inspirational! I am thinking with a few different colors, you could also have a peacock like colored blanket, or a retro one with varied colors, or even a fun neon colored blanket!

Lily Pad Pixel Blanket from My World of Crochet - Tutorial Link Included. This Lily Pad Pixel Blanket is amazing! It looks just like a cross stitched project from afar, but up close you can see the individual squares. I just LOVE this idea! I have a few pixel blankets using small granny squares in the works, but I have been distracted and need to bring attention back to them. Beautiful blanket Lisa!

EyeLoveKnots Yarn Favorites: 
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Slippers from Anna Simple Crochet - Crochet Inspiration. I love the look of these long crochet boots/slippers. I have tried crocheting one pair for myself but they came out too tight and I have been unmotivated to attempt another pair, but seeing these definitely makes me want to work up another pair right now!

Knit Lacy Wrap from Kimberlees Korner - Knitting Pattern (Paid). This is such a pretty, and simple design but with the warm, elegant yarn choice, it makes it a very beautiful piece that says a lot. You can easily wear it over a nice dress for dinner, or pair it with some jeans. I think a wrap like this would look really nice in the Swanky Yarn, or something similar with the sequins. 

Story Time Blanket from Roses' Crafts. This blanket is so intriguing to me! There isn't much in the description underneath the WIP, which makes it more of a surprise, but also makes me want to see the final blanket even more! I am sure it's going to be neat! Can't wait to see! Make sure to head over to this post to see what else Richard has been working on :)

Magic Angel from Crochet is the Way - Free Crochet Pattern. These little angels are so precious! They would make great ornaments, or shelf decorations. You could add a little bell inside the dress part so they "sing". You could also hang in your car as a "guardian angel". I think I will be making a few for my tree this holiday season.

Summer into Fall Afghan from Kat Kat Katoen - Crochet Inspiration. This is such a pretty blanket, and will make a great addition to Sigrid's home come fall time. She explains color theory a little bit in this post, helping to guide us through her square placement. I know I have a hard time making random patterns - I like the consistency. Beautiful pattern though!

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

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*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. Thank you for featuring my Afghan! Really glad you like it :-)
    * proud to be here *

  2. Thanks for featuring my slippers-socks !
    You can find the basis pattern here :
    and try !!!!!
    Have a fun day !

    1. I thought they looked a little familar - I was just looking at that pattern last week.

  3. Do you ladies keep a pinterest board just for features? I always like to go back and check the features board and make sure I never missed anything. I always add the button to my featured posts (unless I miss it because that totally happens) Thanks for another party full of awesomeness!

    1. We actually do have one! I just got my Yarn Party button figured out and up, I need to work on the Pinterest one next. You can find it here though:

  4. Thanks for adding my angels to your favorites! I love your idea about the bell, that's so cute! (You have more ideas than I did for them, lol.) And thanks for the party!

    1. Sometimes it just takes another pair of eyes to see other possibilities. Can't wait to try them.

  5. Thanks so much for featuring my lacy knit wrap - I grabbed the Yarn Fanatic feature button and added it to my blog post.