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Knit and Crochet–Once you learn you cannot stop!

If you read my earlier posts, you know that I have always had difficulty learning to crochet because I am left handed.  I recently found a fabulous book that gave left handed instruction and am now crocheting my tushy off.  I have already finished my first project, a neck warmer cowl, which I plan to send to my mother soon…whether she likes it or not.  Now that I have learned, I cannot seem to stop.

 

That brings me to today’s shops.  Both shops offer knit and crochet items.

The first shop is Asu Crochet Shop.  Asu offers some really amazing crochet shawls, wraps, gloves, scarves, and even some traditional Turkish Yemeni Oya.  Look at the details on this beautiful blue shawl:

Multicolor Shawl

 

The second shop today is AutumnAnd Amber.  Amber’s shop caters more to a younger crowd than Asu, and offers fingerless gloves, legwarmers, scarves and even some crocheted “monsters”.  Take a look at these fabulous gloves.  If I lived somewhere colder, I would snap these up in a heartbeat.

Tan fingerless gloves

Tan fingerless gloves

 

I hope you enjoy these shops and please come back for the next reviews.

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Eco-friendly Scarves and necklaces from Alterdelenda

Today’s Etsy review is an interesting shop called Alterdelenda. Katrina claims she loves everything “upcycled, recycled, and trashion” and her shop shows it. The unusual scarves/necklaces she makes are unique and very cool.

Check out this red and green “chunky fabric necklace”:

alterdelenda

Red and green chunky fabric necklace/ holiday scarf

Reusing fabric to make this necklace is a wonderful idea and is perfect for any fashion forward man or woman. She states you can “Twist it. Knot it. Loop it.” to create any style you can think of.

In addition to the eco-friendly scarves/necklaces, she also has upcycled vintage jewelry. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the term “upcycle” yet, it means to take something that would otherwise be bound for the landfill and create something wonderful from it. Katrina does this by taking apart vintage jewelry and reworking it into some pretty cool pieces.

Head on over to Etsy and check out Alterdelenda. And be sure to come back tomorrow for more reviews.