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Annie’s Catalog has recently released it’s new fall signature collection, the Autumn Glory collection, and it is marvelous. The collection lookbook contains 24 stunning fall looks for you and baby. Annie’s choose beautiful colors and yarn to showcase their stunning patterns. I had a hard time trying to pick and choose the patterns I wanted to put to the test and share with all of you.
A Unique Post
This is going to be a unique post. What I plan to do is tell which 3 looks from this collection I plan to test out, after getting the first project on my hook I will update this post with the yarn I choose and my initial thoughts, after completing that project I will again update this post pictures, my thoughts on the project and update the next project, continuing that way till all 3 projects are complete and updated. Maybe this goes horribly and I take it down, maybe this goes well. I’m excited to find out.
Hidden Hills Shawl
The Hidden Hills shawl crochet pattern looks beautiful, with all its colors and different textures. It’s with an E/4/3.5mm hook and dk yarn, the yarn pictured is King Cole Riot DK in autumn, wizard, stormy, and ocean. I can’t decide if I’m going to keep this one for myself or gift it.
My life has been so busy lately, and I need to apologize for not keeping this updated as I had promised. The month of October started out good until my dad caught a cold. That little cold turned into 2 weeks of taking care of sick kids, parent, and hubby, as it cycled its way through the family on repeat. Following that my dear sweet mother in law had a massive a stroke, and that has been a roller coaster ride of emotions. Luckily for us, she is making progress and doing better each day.
In the previous update, I discussed the struggles I was having with the hook size. I found that the E/3.5mm hook was too small for me to comfortable for my use with that particular yarn.
I have since then decided it wasn’t just that yarn, the E hook combined with my tension made the stitches too tight and not allowing the shawl the lay correctly. I have moved up to a G/4.0mm hook, and it has solved both problems. I will still need to block the shawl after completion, but it’s not as wonky as it was before.
For those of you who may have missed previous updates, I will be posting a full review of this pattern in its own post after completion and blocking.
Tiny Trotter Footwear
The Tiny Trotter footwear is a multi-style baby bootie pattern, which includes 3 styles, a ballerina, a slipper and a boot. The booties are made with dk yarn and a G/6/4mm hook. It comes in 2 sizes, 0-9 months and 12-24 months, to fit foot sizes 4″ and 5″. They are darling little booties, and they look like they will work up quick. I hope my sweet little niece will like them.
The Daydream Wrap looks so cozy. I can just see my sister-in-law all wrapped up in it by the fire, she is going to love it. (Shh… Christmas gift. lol) This one, I hope works up quickly, using worsted weight yarn and a L/11/8mm hook. There are 3 sizes, S/M, Lg/XL, and 2XL/3XL.
Until Next Time
The Hidden Hills Shawl is started, I’ve had a couple hiccups, but working up beautifully. I am so excited to be sharing this little crochet journey with all of you. If anyone out there is working up this beautiful pattern along with me, I would love to see how your’s is working up and hear your thoughts. More coming up on these patterns next week.