In my last post I showed some coasters that I gave to my sister. Here is the story of how they came to be.
I’m a member of a group called CWA. Now we’re not a part of the Country Women’s Association, but we are a Crafty Wonders Alliance (I just made that up). 🙂
The point of the group is that we get together and teach each other about our mad skillz. So an example of this is my friend Sarah of Stitching Lyrical did a session on crochet (she is a wizz with a hook and a ball of yarn) and a session on jam making (it was simpler to make than I thought.).
Anyway, anyway, anyway. I was due to have a session at my house in October and I decided that we would do crochet. I was going to do knitting, but I thought that it would be better to do crochet everyone seemed to enjoy the crochet session Sarah had and I thought it would be nice to continue with it. I pondered about what we could make for some time, I did some searching on Ravelry and then a plan starting forming in my brain. Veeerrryyy ssslllooowwwlllyyy. I found this pattern and then I found this tutorial.
I made this tester and I new this was going to be the pattern to use.
These star shaped coasters would make great Christmas presents. A great idea that Sarah came up with was to put them in watered down glue gently squeeze out the excess and then hang them on the Christmas tree as decorations. I guess you could do this with all sorts of crochet/knit items. The mind boggles at the possibilities. 🙂
I was telling my sister about me crochet coasters and I showed her one that I’d made. She requested some and I hauled out my yarn stash for her to select some yarn.
I made all 6 of her coasters in one evening. That’s right. I am a machine. Check it!
So that is the story of how I made my sister some Starry Coasters for Christmas.
Until next time, I hope your making things to put drinks on too,