Turtle Burger Joins Instagram

Hi Readers. This is just a quick note to let you know as of yesterday I have joined Instagram. My user name is turtleburgercrochet. 

To be honest I’m not sure what this really means yet because I don’t have Instagram figured out yet. So there you go. I hope you’ll join me and we can share lots of crochet creativity.

Ring Around the Rosie Circular Jacket

I’ve been trying to work on a crocheted circular jacket for my mother-in-law’s friend. She purchased the yarn and pattern from Mary Maxim and just needed someone to make it for her. I can get up to a certain point with it and then the calculations get off somehow. I haven’t given up but it’s requiring an amount of patience that even a laid back person like myself is finding difficult to maintain. Anyway, I went on Ravelry to see if anyone else had made it. Thankfully there is so I asked for some guidance. Only one person responded and suggested also trying the Ring Around the Rosie sweater from The Lavendar Chair. Her recommendation was because its just as cute, similar and much easier. I checked it out right away and decided I liked it enough to try. 

Right off I liked that this pattern uses worsted weight. I had more than enough of that on hand. I decided to use Red Heart With Love in color Minty. I think it was perfect for this project. I used my favorite I/5.5mm hook. I believe this would be about a size 2T. There is an addition to the pattern to add sleeves but I can’t decide. I also can’t decide if I want to add a button. What do you think? Leave me a comment with your suggestion for sleeves and a button. 

P.S. I think I’ll submit this to our County Fair in July. What do you think?

Red Heart App

Hello all! Unfortunately I don’t have any completed projects to share with you but I do have exciting news. I subscribe to the Red Heart yarn newsletter. Today in my inbox I was informed they have a free app for Android and iPhone devices. I, of course, had to download and check it out since I use Red Heart a lot. I just finished looking it over and I am impressed. The photos I’m showing are screenshots from my phone which runs Android. When you first activate the app and give permissions for your camera and location this is the Home screen

I had to check out the Yarn Lovers Gallery. Here you can upload images of your projects using Red Heart yarns.

Next is a basic row counter but a neat feature. Maybe as they improve their app they would consider adding a place where you can list projects you’re working on and save a row counter for each project.

Additionally, you can shop all their yarns and their hundreds, if not thousands, of free crochet and knit projects.

Did any of you receive the Red Heart email? Are you going to give it a try? Simply type Red Heart into AppStore or Google Play Store. Let me know what you think.