Please don’t feel like I dropped a bomb on you and then disappeared. After posting about upcoming changes to my site I came back to visit my parents, and haven’t had much to talk about. I don’t usually pre-schedule many of my posts and just didn’t have content to share. I’d rather be quiet then blabber so I just haven’t posted. I did find a few neat thrift store items, mostly a big stack of vintage cookbooks, some of which are even from the 1940s! I’m hoping to try maybe a recipe a week and talk about it here. We’ll see how much I manage to work in. BUT right now for you, I have the next Crochet Tutorial video- how to Double Crochet!!
On a side note, speaking of the Ann Shawl. Many years ago my Aunt Ann (where the shawl name came from) designed a pattern for a Hot Hat, a hat shaped hot mat that fits on pot lids. It can still be found and is on Ravelry! I remember her being SO excited for it to be published in a crochet magazine.
Well, at the thrift store I managed to find a set of her old hot hats, WITH a business card for her and my other aunt, from when they used to do craft shows!! I bought it, just for old times sake. I’m such an old softy. Plus the thrift stores here are super cheap. The large size got smooshed a bit on the edges over the years, but it was a nice, sentimental, thrift store find.
To help you get started I made this list of items suggestions. There is a variety of hooks, tools, and even a few basic yarns! Many of these come in more colors, but I tried to keep it neutral. These are affiliate links and I will make a small commission (at no cost to you) if you make a purchase.