Friday, August 23, 2013

pet snuggle

One pet snuggle finished. This is leftover Red Heart Soft I think. That's a bit thinner yarn which I should have kept in mind when starting off.

The foundation chain is 50. It's a little smaller than the others I did. Finished size without an edging is about 13" x 14". I would prefer a couple inches more so I may add an edging around it.

I'm slowly sewing in the tails on the shortened S18 scarf. The suede leaves little pieces all over the place when you cut it. I think I may add a few more rows in perhaps the spice, then put an edging around it and call it done.

Happy crocheting!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Doctor Who Season 18 scarf and free ebooks

I was reminded recently about this free ebook available at Crochet Me/Interweave. It is an Advanced Crochet Stitches guide.

There is also another free ebook available This one is Crochet Lace Patterns.

Hopefully both those links still work. I first posted about them a few months ago on Facebook.

With the Who babyghans done, I decided to tackle the Season 18 with Lion Brand Suede I'd begun some time ago. I discovered why I stopped working on it. Those single color rows one after the other with the suede is a pain but sewing in the suede is even worse. I think I will stop when I get to an appropriate length for a scarf rather than going to the 20+ feet. It's close to 6' now. The scarf uses 3 colors - Lion Brand Suede - garnet, eggplant, and spice. These are discontinued yarns. I found some at Ebay and got some from a friend.

I did enjoy the Season 18 I did previously with the Red Heart Soft yarn though. Here's a reminder pic. It is the one I use over at Gallifreyan Crochetin'.

In between working on the suede scarf, I started another pet snuggle for our local animal shelter.

Happy crocheting!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Doctor Who babyghans

I have finished the two baby Whoghans. :-)

My measuring tape fell apart while I was trying to measure these. Overwork I'm thinking. LOL The two ghans are slightly different in size but generally about 38 x 40.

Both are made with the same yarns with the exception of the brown. One uses Knit Picks Sienna (right) and the other uses Stylecraft Special DK walnut (left).

Both use the same pattern (my adaptation of the original knitting numbers from Chris Brimelow at; used with permission of the new owner).

I will have the pattern written up in a few days.

The foundation chain is 151. I used a G hook and worked single crochet rows. The ghan pictured on the left is edged in khaki. The one of the right is edged with Sienna. The edging is (sc, ch 1, sk 1) using (sc, ch 2, sc) in corners.

There are 195 rows and 44 color stripes.

The yarn (original BBC colors - my colors):
Burgundy - Stylecraft Special DK Burgundy
Camel -  Stylecraft Special DK Camel
Sunshine - Stylecraft Special DK Sunshine
Rust - Stylecraft Special DK Copper
Grey - Stylecraft Special DK Graphite
Greenish Brown - Stylecraft Special DK Khaki
Bronze -Stylecraft Special DK walnut for the last one (on the left) and Knit Picks Brava Sport Sienna for the first one (on the right)

I have been very pleased with this yarn. Only a few knots to cut out, though one of these I missed because it was only 1 strand knotted and I have to rip back a row which did not make me happy. I can't complain too much though because mostly it was smooth sailing.

I've gotten used the orangy yellow yarn now but if I found a deeper gold tone DK yarn I'd probably switch to it. The other gold I had was too thin. This one was perfect.

Now I'm going to work on finishing that Season 18 I started way long time ago with the Lion Brand Suede. I have several feet done but there are many more to go if I do the whole thing. I'm not enamored with the suede yarn. It's not that there is anything wrong with it really. Perhaps I'm just thinking off all those tails to sew in later! LOL

Besides that UFO to finish, I have in mind to make some scarves for Knitting for Good (they also take crochet) and the Bridge Project. It is starting to get cold in the north and they really could use help in that regard.

Happy crocheting!