Yesterday was a big day for me. Do any of you remember that I used to do some glass fusing? I barely remember it myself! I miss it and I decided it was time to clean off the glass workbench and get back to it. I'll start with slumping some bottles to test the kiln. I ran a brief test yesterday just to make sure it will heat and everything seems to be in order. The workbench is now clean and organized again so stay tuned for updates on that front.
For now, I have an update on all of the new crochet projects.
First is the tshirt. This is my first garment ever and I should have picked something with a looser fit but I'm going to continue on. I took out about 6 rows of the yoke and upsized to a medium. I'm back at the armhole again and it's better but not perfect. I'm supposed to have 5 chains to connect the front and back yoke but I think I'm going to add a few more or add another couple of rows to the yoke. Knowing my luck this yarn will stretch like crazy and this shirt will be baggy, but I'm going to continue on and just see how it goes. The yarn splits a little but it doesn't bother me. It's so soft that a little splitting is a small price to pay.
Next is the blanket that I will probably give to one of my brothers. I want to make a blanket for each of them. This is the same yarn that I used for Chris' blanket. I'm almost through 1 of 7 balls. This one will be a bit smaller than Chris' but is will still be about 48 x 60ish, It will be plenty big enough! I'm using the same pattern from BagODay with a K hook and it's speeding right along. It's all double crochet and chains.
The fan stitch baby blanket also got off to a fast start. I think I'll take this on our trip to Paducah to work on in the hotel at night. I'm not even half way through the first of 4 balls of yarn but it still moves along pretty quickly even with a H hook. Nothing but double crochet in this one.
I might side track all of those for an evening to use these yarns because a cute American Girl doll dress popped up in my YouTube feed last night. It would be a fast little project and I think Ella would move it.
That's all for now. Today is dyeing day and, hopefully, bottle slumping day too!
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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.