Friday, June 21, 2013

angel wing pinafore

Can we say procrastinate? To put off working on the slow road projects, I decided to start a baby dress.

Here is the result. I started and finished this today except for adding a flower and buttons. The pattern is the Angel Wing Newborn Pinafore at Bev's Country Cottage which I've used before.

In reading the comments at Ravelry I noted that some folks have worked this in the round rather than having an open back. I'd like to try that but I'm also wary that it might make it harder to get on and off a wiggly baby so I'm not sure if I will do that or not.

This little pinafore was made with some sport weight peach acrylic yarn that did not have a label.

I AM still working on the pergola scarf. I've got nine or ten repeats of 17 completed. Then of course I need to do the back which won't take nearly as long as it's straight stitches. The back, however, requires more rows which I don't understand. Hmmm.

Happy crocheting!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

pet snuggle

I'm still working on the two slow-road projects, but *chuckle* started another one. I'm happy to say I also finished that new one. It's a pet snuggle made with leftover chunky balls of yarn and a J hook. There is no pattern to it. I just grabbed yarn from the bag and went to it. There was a good bit of Lion Brand Jiffy. You can see that in the red, orange and grape colors. The blue is double strand of Red Heart Soft. The edging yarn was donated by daughter.

Finished size is 16" x 17". I plan to check with our local animal shelter and see if they can use this type of item. If so, I'll tackle those leftover balls and make more. Yes, I still have LOTS of leftover balls.

I also have a few cross-stitch squares in pink. I may be able to get another afghan out of them with some creative thinking. :-) We'll see how that goes.

Happy crocheting!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013


 Generally I like to start and complete a project before starting something else. I LIKE to do that, but I don't always actually DO that. Sometimes I just get caught up in things and start several projects at once. These past couple weeks has been one of those times.

First, as I mentioned earlier, I started the Celtic Knot afghan from Knit Picks. I decided to just do the first repeat and make it a straight cable rather than the knot. Here's what I've done thus far.

Then that ghan was going sooo slowly I decided to start a scarf. As I looked over my patterns, I was reminded of the pergola scarf which is, at it happens, also a Knit picks pattern.

I decided to try it with thin yarn and perhaps do the back as well. Here's what I have done on that. I am using stitch markers so I can count the repeats since I am planning to do the back as well. What color would make a good back for this gold. The yarn is Big Value (from UK) and it is very thin so it's taking a long time for this as well, particularly since the pattern is very complicated to follow. I am using my own shorthand notes. I am using a G hook (that's the smallest I'll grab).

With these two slow road projects, I wanted something I could actually see an end to. I grabbed my bag of finished squares that I was going to give away (nobody responded so I still have them). I discovered there were enough pink cross stitch squares for a small babyghan. I added some Caron pounder white and used a continuous join. Voila! I would estimate it took about half the pounder, maybe less, for the assembly and two round edging.

I started it yesterday and finished it today. Coincidentally, a good friend is expecting a baby girl later this year. :-) This will make a nice welcome for her I think.

That's what I've been up to. Oh and this morning I started a straight box stitch small afghan to answer some questions that a visitor had, but I didn't take a photo as I just did one row.

So what are you all up to?

Happy crocheting!