Monday, September 28, 2015

Yarn Fanatic Linky Party #52

Welcome to the 52nd Yarn Fanatic Link Party, and my 35th as co-host, alongside Rachel from The Philosopher's Wife.

I have been working hard on some crocheted items, but I haven't gotten photos of anything nor have I published anything since our last party. It doesn't help that my computer was left in another city while visiting and then missent in the mail! I am soooo happy to have it back, and will be on a better posting schedule this week.

Most Clicked:
From Left to Right:

Flechtkissen from My World of Crochet - Crochet Inspiration. This is such a fun pillow! I am not really sure what the title translates to since it didn't translate in the Google translate, but I am thinking something like Woven Crochet Pillow? Whatever the name, I love the fun covers, texture and pattern! Great inspiration piece!

Baby Daisy Dress from Ginx Craft - Paid Knitting Pattern Link Included. Ginny did a beautiful job designing this adorable little dress for baby! And I really love it in the green with white little flowers. Beautiful pattern and great texture. Though I don't knit, it is stated that this is worked in worsted weight yarn so it works up fairly quickly as well as something "quite easy to follow". Love it!

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

Strata Fingerless Gloves from Knitting and So On - Free Knitting Pattern & Schematics Included. This is a neat pair of fingerless gloves. Though it is constructed in an "out-of-the-ordinary" way, it seems simple enough for a beginner to follow along. I just received an email this morning of a new Complete Beginners Guide to Knitting post on Petals to Picots which I will definitely be checking out here soon, and adding these Strata Fingerless Gloves to my When I Learn to Knit board.

Cheerful [Circular Granny Square Afghan] from Vrolijk by Leen - Link to Free Crochet Pattern Included. I LOVE this idea! I have seen quite a few of these around Pinterest, and have it on both my Afghans/Blankets and Granny & Other Afghan Squares pin boards as a future project. Just think of the color and size possibilities! Beautiful job Leen! It's obvious that this afghan took lots of time and patience, and the finished project is just stunning!

Wire and Floss Flowers from Purple Hues and Me - Floss DIY. This is such a neat flower! It's created using an ancient flower making technique called Ganutell. Photo tutorial is included to help us create our own Wire and Floss Flowers. The beautiful finished flower can be used for so many different things such as decorating gift boxes, as ornaments, jewelry on a smaller scale, etc.

Bumble Bee Amigurumi from Hakelfieber - [Rough] Free Crochet Pattern Included. I LOVE this this doll! I have a vision in my mind of creating a line of dolls, but I haven't started working on them yet - just brainstorming. This Bumble Bee Amigurumi Doll makes me want to get started now! I think this would be a lovely little doll to work up for the home this time of year - it reminds me of a child in a bumble bee costume. 
Forgive me for not knowing what language the original post is written in, I usually just google translate right away. The pattern does not translate very clearly, hence the "[Rough]" addition, but if asked, I am sure Sandra would be happy to help with the translation.

Pieces of 8 Mitts from Silk & Wool - Knit Review, Link Not Included. I love the color chosen for these fingerless gloves. The pattern is really fun looking! And with fall upon us, and winter right around the corner, these are the perfect addition to your wardrobe!

Mandala Lamp from Atelier Marie-Lucienne - Link to Free Crochet Pattern Included. This is a great out-of-the-box idea! There are really only so many afghans, pillows and wall hanging mandalas you can have around the house, so this gives a great idea for creating something similar to use in a different setting.

Hippo Hot Water Pouch from Nephi-Handmade - Link to Paid Crochet Pattern Included. This is such a fun little hot water pouch thing - not even really sure what they are called, hehe. This pouch will definitely stand out in the home, but no one would ever know that it has a hot water thing inside of it! So fun, and so creative.

Halloween Tunisian Placemats from Olives n Okra - Free Crochet Patterns. I haven't attempted tunisian crochet yet, but these placemats look so fun! And with a simple color adjustment, these could easily be made for any time of the year!

My Philosopher Favorite:
     My good friend, Rachel of The Philosopher's Wife, has been busy homeschooling her children and spending spare time with the family out at a local amusement park. Do any of you homeschool your children, or spend your spare time out with the family? Please comment below sharing some of your stories and pointers for Rachel!

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This Months's Giveaway is sponsored by Jessica of Chaleur Hand Dyed Yarn, and will last the whole month of October. 
This gorgeous skein of yarn is in a colorway called, Caribbean Waves. Can't you see the beautiful blue/green oceany color within it? It's so serene. 

This skein is a sports weight yarn compromised of 75% superwash wool and 25% nylon with 274 yards/100 grams. This gorgeous, serene prize has a $22 value.

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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.
We encourage you to:

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Alexandra of EyeLoveKnots

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*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. Dear Rachel =)
    I'm glad you like my bee doll! I also have some other dolls like the bee in my mind - I just made 2 mermaids and maybe I will make a Santa Claus or something for Christmas... or many others *haha*
    The language in my blog is German ;-)
    Many greetings <3 Sandra

    1. I think a Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus pair would be really cute :) I will keep my eye out for the other dolls in this collection!

  2. Thanks so much for featuring my Halloween Tunisian Crochet Placemats.

  3. My favorite is the rich purple yarn called Majesty:

  4. Hi Alexandra, this is the first time I've visited your sight after finding a link to you on Pinterest. I love your Yarn Fanatic linky party. There are so many beautiful creations. My absolutely favorite yarn of Jessica's is the Caribbean Waters, I'm a Florida girl and it's in my blood. haha. Gorgeous!!! I also like Pixie Dust and think it would make so many pretty things. I just learned to crochet this year and can't stop. Thank you both so much for the chance to win your giveaway.

    1. So glad you could join us Tracy! Now that you know about the party, I hope you'll join us each week to share what you've been working on!
      I too am a Florida Girl and am really enjoying the beautiful weather we've been having lately - I hope you are as well!