Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Thrift Store Crochet

Design from Bent Creek

Happy Groundhog Day!  Our Wiarton Willy predicted another six weeks of winter, but as we really haven't had much of winter weather to start with I think we are all OK with that.  My latest crochet project will come in handy just in case though...

You all know I love a good thrift store visit, and if I find yarn there then all the better.  A few weeks ago I found a bag of burgundy tweed Sirdar yarn:  six skeins; made in England, 100% wool, for five dollars.  I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it, but I knew it had to come home with me.  I mean five dollars?!  I would have been crazy not to!

I figured I would use it for some of the charity crochet I do around Christmas time, but then it turned out it had all the same colours as Mr. Crafty World's winter jacket.  Mr Crafty World is also in need of a new hat, so  this is how I spent my weekend:

I used two skeins for the hat: a simple beanie hat made long enough to turn up in double crochet.

With the leftovers I made the scarf, again in double crochet.  I knew I would not have enough of the tweed to make a long enough scarf, so I used a grey wool from Iceland I had previously found in the clearance bin of my local yarn shop for two dollars.

 Mr. Crafty World loves it:  he has been wearing the hat everyday. I loved hooking away the weekend and using up yarn from the stash.  We both love that the entire project cost seven dollars.  It was a win, win project: the best kind!

Thanks for visiting, and
Happy Days!


Robin in Virginia said...

Super find and a great hat and scarf set, Jenn! I like the tweedy colors in the yarn.

Carol said...

Great buy on that yarn--I'm with you, it would have been too hard to pass up :) Your husband's hat and scarf look so "manly" and toasty--great job!!

Brigitte said...

I love this little groundhog design. I still have to stitch it. But every year I watch the movie and although I know it by heart, it' s new fun each time.
Great how you could use your thrift store find. And just stretch it with another thread from the clearance bin. You really make some wonderful things out of your finds.

Angela said...

Lovely finishes! I've just come across your blog :)

mrs. smythe said...

What an amazing thrift shop find! Love the colors.

Becki said...

What a wonderful find! The colors in that tweed yarn are great.

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