Just For Fun is my way of sharing all the little things I like to do... from crafty things to thoughtful things!

Monday, April 1, 2013

April Fools!

Well, we've done it... no foolin'.  My daughter Amanda has partnered with me to offer some of my projects on Etsy.

Right now we have a few cool (literally and figuratively) shawls, made from cotton or sugar cane yarn.  Trust me, I'm in Arizona, I know cool.  :oP

In fact, I wore my love knot sugar cane shawl yesterday... it was so nice!  Nothing shades you better than something cool and slinky.  lol

I've also started a new Ravelry group called Just For Fun - Crochet Q&A.  It's a comfortable low-key space for crocheters with questions to ask and answer.  If you crochet, I hope to see you there!

I've been in LOVE with the color changing cotton yarn I got from Wolle's Yarn Creations

You've seen Arizona Sunrise and It's Full of Stars... the green one above as well as this flirty red one are both from the same Michele DuNaier pattern inspired by Downton Abbey.

The green shawl is full sized, but the red one is the shorter shawletter version, which makes a perfect scarf or cowl.

Did I mention they are both available on Etsy?  ;o)

I made a couple other projects with this amazing yarn as well.

First is the Mary Poppins scarf I have wanted for some time. I'm not sure why I was waiting really, until the PERFECT cotton yarn showed up and I knew it was time.

The pattern is a relatively simple "v" stitch, which lets the color changes in the yarn shine.
I also tried an experiment using two skeins of the same color changing yarn, one worked dark end first, the other worked light end first.  It might be better in another colorway, but I like the effect!
Otherwise, I've been working on toys for the treasure box.  Such small projects, but they bring a lot of joy.  Makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside to make and share them.  I hope you find joy in making and sharing too!


  1. Congrats on your new Etsy shop and group! It makes sense to sell some of your projects since you get SO MANY of them done! :)

    1. Thanks!

      It does make sense... but I'm still so nervous. lol We'll see how it goes!