Thursday, March 2, 2017

2016 temperature afghan through April

The 2016 temperature afghan is going very well. I will have to put it aside when I get to the month that uses paprika since I have none and Knit Picks doesn't have any either. It used to say they'd have some March 15 but now it says April 4. I'm sure I'll be at that point way before that date. I'm thinking of using a different color.

I thought of an additional tip that you might use, especially if you're a beginner at crocheting, to see that very first single crochet of the row. If you put a stitch marker in that stitch it will be very easy to see. Just move the marker up as you go to each row. You will need one at both ends of the row if you choose to do this.

And here is my progress ...

Happy crocheting!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

2016 tempghan through March

Here is the ghan through the end of March.

These are the colors I've used so far. I'm done with mulberry as there was only one row needing that color.

40s mulberry 
50s freesia 
60s cornflower 
70s marina 
75-79 tranquil 
80-84 Grass

I had a bit of a panic when I went to grab a second skein of the tranquil in my bag and couldn't find it. Eventually I discovered it in my closet. Whew!

Most of the months appear to take me two-three days to complete. I tried to determine how long one row took to complete but never could sit down long enough to do one row with no interruptions and actually remember to look at a clock. LOL That's one of my goals today!

Happy crocheting!

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!