I haven't done any sewing or quilting the past couple of days but I did get the taxes together and ready to deliver to the accountant so that's something.
I did finish this blanket though. The yarn is Universal Yarns Major, a bulky 5 yarn. I've never worked with bulky yarn before but I'll use it again any time I need a blanket on a short deadline. This one worked up fast.
The pattern is The Carissa Blanket and I cast on 70 stitches instead of the 53 indicated. It took 70 stitches to get the size indicated in the pattern. It finished about 29" square. There was a different border for the blanket and I wanted to do it but I knew I wouldn't have enough yarn with the 2 skeins that I purchased. I tried a different yarn (that you will see below) and it looked awful. I pulled out stitches to take the blanket back to a square and finished it off with a border of 3 hounds of half double crocket.
I finished with just this little bit left.
So then I had 2 skeins of this bulky yarn leftover and I decided to use it up on some hats. For this first one I used this pattern. It was easy to follow and the hat was easy to make. The yarn was easy to work with. the only change I made was to finish it off with a crab stitch edge to give the edge more stability than a row of double crochet.
The patter has 2 rows of alternating post stitches. It's the green rows in this photo. You can't see them at all in this yarn so it was a big waste of time.
For the second one I made the whole hat double crochet., also with the crab stitch edge. I'm really pleased with the way these turned out. They will be added to the donation pile.
One skein was perfect for one hat. This is all the yarn that was leftover from the 2 hats. Next I'm starting a gingham blanket from Daisy Farm Crafts.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.