What's Happening Wednesday: Unicorn Washcloth

May 17, 2017


It has been quite some time since I've joined the Yarn Along and Hookin on Hump Day. *Update* Well, I guess it really has been a long time since the Yarn Along is no longer active. :( Too bad! I really enjoyed seeing everyone's knitting and crocheting projects. I guess we'll change this to What's Happening Wednesday.

I really haven't done much crocheting lately, but I'm hoping that will change now that I've cleaned out my craft room and located a lot of my yarn.

Reading This Week 

I am reading The Spender's Guide to Debt-Free Living. After my difficult financial start to 2017, I am putting myself on a super strict budget. Something I will get into a little more over the next few weeks. This is just one of eight books I checked out from the library on the subject.

I am only about 40 pages into the book but I've already learned so much. Instead of rushing through the book I am really going step by step throughout each chapter. I'm also making notes and flagging the sections I need to really focus on.
I am currently at the point in the book where I have to decide on my debt pledge. It is a huge step in the process of the book, but one that you really can't skip over. I'll be blogging about my debt pledge in the next week or so. If all goes according to the plan, it should be a life-changing decision.

Crocheting 

I wanted to start with a smaller project to help kick start my crocheting again. I chose the super cute Unicorn Washcloth pattern by And She Laughs. I love washcloth and potholder patterns and I've made my fair share of them in the past. Not only are they super quick to crochet they are usually super cute too.

This pattern was a particularly simple and fun project. I whipped it up the other night while I was catching up on my Prison Break episodes. Prison Break and unicorns? Now that's something you usually don't hear in the same sentence.

While I loved the pattern as it was written, I didn't follow it completely. I kept it pretty simple. I crocheted the head with Lily Sugar 'N Cream Yarn, White and Lion Brand Yarn Vanna's Choice Yarn, Pink for the horn and cheeks, both from my stash. I then cut out some felt eyelashes and glued them on with some crafter's glue. 

Growing up in the '80s I loved unicorns! I had them on everything. I'm so happy to see such a resurgence of unicorn products and crafts for a new generation to enjoy.


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