Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Summertime Crochet

I never thought I'd break a sweat while crocheting, but that's exactly what happened while I was working on this project.


It had nothing to do with the crocheting itself - this was not a particularly difficult or stressful project in the least.  It was actually quite easy and enjoyable!  It's just that it was 90+ degrees outside and even though I was sitting in the shade, the slightest crochet-related movements caused me to break out in a sweat.  We Western Washingtonians are not used to such heat!

The fruits (or shall I say melons?) of my summer labor:



A watermelon potholder and trivet.  I found free patterns for these (and also a citrus version) at The Purl Bee.  This was my first experience working with 100% cotton yarn and doubled-up yarn (makes it extra thick, I guess) and everything went off without a hitch!  I love the bright, summery colors!


By the way, this is how Susannah spends her hot summer days while Mom is crocheting in the shade:



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29 comments:

  1. They turned out lovely. I really want to make some. P.S. I found your link at some day craft's link party.

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  2. Those turned out great! I love the bright colors!

    Sam
    Mom. Undecided.

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  3. Yummy, fresh work!! :)

    Greetings, Saskia

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  4. I love them, but I will never make them. Why? The idea of crocheting makes me sweat. :) It seems so intense, so for now, I'll just admire everything you do. :) :) And these are amazing.

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  5. These are so cute! I may have to brush up on my crocheting skills and make some of these :)

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  6. Super cute! I've been thinking I should start some crochet projects to do outside while the kids play this summer...

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  7. those are really cute!!! keep up the good work!!! =)

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  8. Those are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO cute! Love it! Thanks for linking up to gettin' crafty on hump day! :)

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  9. OMGosh, how cute, cute, cute. soooo summery. I love them.

    Thanks for stopping by Pittypat Paperie and leaving such a nice comment. Drop by again anytime Ü

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  10. Love watermelons and these are so cute! Love the colors

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  12. Mmmmm that looks yummy enough to eat!

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  13. Cuteness! I bookmarked the site (thanks!) and I'll be making some of these soon. I love working with cotton yarn in the warm weather, especially on a quick project like these. A row or two of regular yarn (just started a new baby blanket) and my hands get all sweaty.

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  14. These are really cute.. I love the bright colors! I would love to learn to crochet one day..

    I also love the title of your blog (and the little footnote!)

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  15. Very cool!! BTW, I gave your blog an award today, come check it out:)
    http://justsewsassy.com/2010/08/01/thanks-so-much-for-the-blog-award/

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  16. These are adorable! I love them. Thanks for showing them off and for the links to the patterns!
    Stopping by from A Vision to Remember.

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  18. wow... love the watermelon...... so cute ^^

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  19. super cute, I wanted to make these too! But you have to admit, watching the little ones in the pool is a great excuse to crochet! Thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday, great to see you!

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  20. I wish I could crochet! Maybe next winter I can take that up. :)

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    Thanks for stopping by!
    Liz

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  21. These are just adorable! I now with that I could crochet! :P

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  22. How stinkin' cute! I love watermelons! That is the theme I have going on with my decorations for the month of August! Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent!

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  23. So cute! I love to crochet while my kids swim as well.

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  24. Very cute! Thanks for sharing at It's Party Time Thursday at PonyTails&FishScales!

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  25. So Cute! Thanks for sharing with us at Sister Sister!

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  26. So pretty! Makes me a little sad summer is over! So summery!!

    Thanks for linking up this week. It's nice to have you!

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