Both squares today are from 99 Squares to Crochet.
I really go for variegated yarns, although a little goes a long way. I found this yesterday at Michael's. I have actually never bought yarn at Michaels, and had heard that they were phasing their supply out. Our Michaels had plenty of yarn to choose from, and a much nicer section than other places I have seen.
This yarn is 'Impeccable' by Loops & Threads. Never heard of that brand, but probably this is because I haven't shopped for yarn at Michaels. The only Michaels in this area is too far away to pop around to when I need to fill in a gap. I'm much more likely to go to Joanne's for that purpose. Most yarn I buy online...or at garage sales.
Of course, there are also stores devoted to yarn only, but they tend to stock only higher end yarns, and very little that I would buy just to use for grannies. I love those stores and really, I try to stay out of them...they are very hard on my pocketbook!
|about two weeks worth of yarn ends|
|Ramona's summer hat in progress|
"Garden Party Crocheted Hat" on Ravelry.com.
Here are the two crocheted tablecloths that I spoke about the other day. I found them at an estate sale, tucked in a corner and kind of dirty. I paid $14 for the two of them, and after another $30 for expert cleaning, they are gorgeous!
I thank the person (or persons, it looks like two different 'hookers' to me) who made these delightful tablecloths. The first tablecloth is the same color all the way through, which I think of as traditional.
The second tablecloth uses light thread in the middle, and darker thread around the edges, on the part of the cloth that would hang over the edge of the table.
I've been torn, somewhat, over whether or not there is tatting involved in tablecloth #2. I think not....