Sunday, February 26, 2017

2016 Temperature afghan through Feb

Here are the progress pictures of the 2016 temperature afghan, through February. As before I'm marking the months with a stitch marker. All the info will be in the post at the end.

Here it is through the end of January.

Here it is through the end of February, completed last night. All tails woven in. I doubt I'll keep that up, but it's my goal. :-)

I almost hate to say it's going fairly smoothly. I did have to frog one row because I picked up cornflower instead of tranquil. I don't think the toddler would have noticed but still ... heh

I still have a couple skeins I need to order but they're not available until March 15 so I'll just keep working until I get to where I don't have the color I need. 

I've been a little disappointed in the Knit Picks Brava Sport which is usually my go-to yarn. I've run into many knots (sometimes on one strand, sometimes a larger knot) and thick spots where I had to cut them out. Sometimes I could work on the thick and still use it but I was cautious on that.

Having to cut out pieces adds to the already huge number of tails to sew in on this particular afghan. I have been just starting the row over if it's just one row but that causes me to use more yarn than expected because I've had to do this several times. It's not been just one color either, although I can say it's been one of the few colors I've used so far. Cornflower I think has been the biggest culprit though I know I've had to cut in the middle of a two-row sequence on the freesia. The colors I've used so far are freesia, cornflower, tranquil and marina. I had one row of the mulberry but I don't recall having a problem with it.

Anyway, if the March order is the same, that's it for Brava for me. Maybe I was just unlucky with this batch and the next will be fine. I'm thinking of trying that Scheeljes yarn I talked about last time.

Happy crocheting!


  1. Looks really nice!
    PS: Scheepjes yarn is very good, I never tried Knit Picks Brava Sport.. I mostly use the old yarn I inherited from my mother ( almost 10 big boxes! ). Because there's not much room for new yarn :-)
    PS2: Like your blog! Discovered it today and sure am visiting again!
    Have a nice day,
    Greetings from Belgium (Europe),

    1. Thank you for your kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed the blog!