Saturday, February 23, 2013

Hook Needle Club dishcloth

I took a break from the Who scarf - yeah, I know I just started it LOL - to make one of the projects in the Hook and Needle Club kit I had not gotten to yet. I decided to make the dishcloth and was surprised that it is a simple V stitch pattern with a single crochet multi-round edging. I chose to do a different edging on mine as you can see.

I worked a round of single crochet, then I worked a round of V stitch to match the body of the cloth. The finished size is 9" (worked with a G hook), a little smaller than the projected size in the pattern, but I personally prefer a smaller dishcloth.

There are a few other projects in the kit. I haven't decided which, if any, I'll pursue. Even though this was a simple pattern I've worked many times, it was still fun to make, a quick easy thought-free project.

The kit came with a generous 4 skeins Creme de la Creme Sandy Print cotton yarn so that made me pretty happy and I felt I got my money's worth with this one.

Happy crocheting!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Season 18 Doctor Who scarf begun

It's been a while since I worked on a Who scarf, but I'm baaaacccckkkk. :-)

By the generosity of a new friend (thanks, Shelley) and Ebay, I have been able to accumulate what I hope is enough Lion Brand Suede Garnet, Eggplant and Spice to work the Season 18 scarf. This yarn is discontinued but was at one time thought a good replacement for the original chenille colors.

I chained 31 with am using a J hook.

I started it Tuesday. I had planned to carry my unused yarn for the one-off rows but I found this pulled in the work at that point so I've decided not to do that. I could sew over for a short bit but so far I've just been cutting to make the change.

The spice and garnet are very close in color, even in person. The spice is a bit more orange and the garnet more red but they are close. It would be easy to pick up the wrong one if you don't see them together. I'll have to be most careful, not that it really makes a big difference to anyone but the discerning Who fan.

The width is about 10" and I've got about 11" length done at this point in time.

I may alternate this project with others as time goes as it's a lengthy one with over 600 rows.

As always, I'll keep you posted.

Happy crocheting!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Keepsake Coverup Baby Afghan

Today's finished project is a baby afghan. The pattern is the Keepsake Coverup in Quick and Cozy Afghans (Leisure Arts #102626) by Leisure Arts/ Oxmoor (Google Affiliate Ad). I have made this pattern many times with various yarns and hooks from a doll afghan to a full size worsted weight afghan. It is a quick pattern. I can remember finishing one in a weekend when in a rush for a baby gift.

Finished size for this one is about 35" square made with an I hook.

The top portion looks darker but that is because of the picture on the blanket underneath it.

closeup look

I did not follow the edging exactly. I did a round of single crochet on three sides and on the top I straightened out the shells. Then I worked the round of shells, sk 2, sc, sk 2 which put the pretty shells all the way around.

Yarn used is I Love This Yarn Iced Sugar. This variegated yarn is full of pretty pastel colors. My only complaint is one I know we have all had the last few years. Knots. Through the afghan I had no less than half a dozen knots I had to cut out. I didn't count them, but I know there were at least that many. I used about 3 1/2 skeins of yarn with each skein being 5 ounces, so I guess a total of about 18 ounces.

Now to figure which of the projects waiting in the wings I want to do next. :-)

Happy crocheting!