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Fiber and Thoughts Newsletter – 2

Hello! How are you doing? I’m excited to write my second newsletter here on the blog. I really enjoyed writing the first one and letting you all know what’s been going on here 😊. If you missed the first one and would like to read it, just click the link here. It’ll bring you straight to the post.

Fiber and Thoughts Newsletter

Anyhow, since it’s almost the end of December, and a new year is upon us. I thought it would be nice to look back at some of the patterns that were released this year, as well as some things that are new on the blog. I also wanted to share two new projects I’m working on (one that I just finished).

Alright, so first things first, I posted a new blog post that’s all about crochet borders. It’s specifically geared for beginners, but I think it’s a great read for all levels. In the blog post, I share 5 different borders that are great to use if you’re a beginner. I personally enjoy making borders that are simple, how about you?

So if you would like to view this post the link will be down below.

New Post on The Blog

I’ve also been working on another roundup post, this one should be done soon. I’m hoping to have it done before this post comes out. If it is, then I will update this post and link it above.

I didn’t get to post as many as I would have liked this month, but that’s due to my personal life being a little hectic at the moment. I’m also letting my hands rest a bit and doing some other things in between to get the creative juices flowing again.

So with that being said, here are some of my favorite patterns that were released this year.

Favorites From This Year

and here are some crochet tutorials that were added to the blog this year.

Crochet Tutorials

Wow, what a year! If you would like to see more posts from this year, just click here. I think it’s always fun to take a look back and see what I’ve made for the blog and what tutorial posts I’ve written. I’m always amazed at myself with how much I can pull off. I know that probably sounds a bit conceded, but you know you have to believe in yourself that you can do it. You’re your biggest cheerleader.

Alright, so with that being said, here are some projects that I worked on this month. My first project was a beanie pattern from Two of Wands. I really wanted to make a beanie pattern because it’s honestly really cold where I live and being from Florida, I just really needed some extra beanies.

So here is a photo and some details on the pattern that I made:

A knitted crochet beanie pattern by Two of Wands.
  • Designer – Two of Wands.
  • Knitting Pattern – Seafarer’s Cap (paid pattern).
  • Yarn – Hue + Me in the color Salt.

The next pattern that I made and that I’m still currently working on is the Novice Cardigan by Petite Knit. This pattern has been on my list forever and I’m so glad I’m finally making it. I think what scared me with this pattern is that it called for mohair and I’ve never made anything with mohair before (not even in crochet). So it’s been a bit of a challenge, but I’m so glad I’m finally making it.

Here is a little progress photo and the details of the pattern.

A knitted crochet cardigan pattern (Novice Cardigan)  by Petite Knit.
  • Designer – Petite Knit.
  • Knitting Pattern – Novice Cardigan Mohair Edition (paid pattern).
  • Yarn – Sewrella Suri Lace in the color Provence (collection is from earlier this year).

And those are the projects that I worked on this month. As you can probably tell, I took a little break from crochet, as I found my hands needed a bit of a rest (a different motion). I also felt like my ideas weren’t coming to me and I was constantly frogging my projects, so I decided to make some other patterns from other designers.

Specifically picking out knit patterns to give my brain a little bit of a rest. I needed a bit of a reset this month. My husband actually encouraged me to read the book Essentialism by Greg McKeown. It’s all about prioritizing your tasks and doing things that are essential to you. You can do anything, but not everything.

So it’s been a really interesting read, I’m almost done with it. Have you read this book before?

Anyhow, that’s it’s for me this month. I would love to know what you’re currently working on or maybe you took a nice little break just like me. Either way, I hope you enjoyed this month’s newsletter and I look forward to hearing from you all.

Happy Crocheting,