I've started doing a little sewing back on the Red Sunset quilt but most of it is just organizing and prep work now so nothing camera ready. Hopefully I'll have a photo to share tomorrow. I also need to go through my stash of veterans quilt kits and pull one to take to sewing Friday with my quilt club friends. I've missed 2 months so I'm looking forward to getting back.
For today, I thought it was time for a crochet update.
This is meant to be a donation blanket and I'm really please with how it's looking. Originally in envisioned it as a wheelchair blanket but I think it's going to be more of a lap size because I have enough of the gray yarn to do two more gray stripes. That means 3 more blue stripes. I've got loads of the blue yarn. It's Lion Brand Pound of Love. The gray was a clearance yarn from Hobby Lobby this year. I generally love all Lion Brand yarns but I'll probably not buy Pound of Love again. I know it holds up well but there was endless yarn barf in this skein. Eventually I had to take the remaining yarn, untangle it and wind it in a ball.
I probably have 5 more skeins of POL. It might get donated. But I do like how this blanket is looking and I'm sure it will find a good home.
Tim's blanket is really coming along nicely. I'm almost done with the 5th skein and there are only 2 more to go to finish this one up.
My crochet sweater has stalled a bit. I got to the bottom border and I need to find a substitute stitch pattern. The pattern instructions are great but there's a stitch that collects a lot of loops and this yarn is so splitty that it's nearly impossible to get the hook through the loops. I just can't do a stitch like that 100+ times. There aren't enough profane words to get me through that. I'll try to sit down this weekend at some quiet time and figure out something else to do.
Here's a closeup look at the bottom border where I was experimenting with another stitch but the math didn't work out right. I need a clear brain to figure this out.
While we were staying at the hotel Friday night (and I watched Virginia Tech lose embarrassingly to ODU), I took in my hat project bag to have something to work on. I didn't want to haul in one of the big blanket bags. Instead I got a start on a new chemo hat. I'll take this with me tomorrow when I go to the Social Security office for an expected interminable wait. I'll take snacks too.
Yes, in theory, I should be able to do everything online but I tried that for a week and talked to the "help desk" 6 times to no avail. I can't get an online id. I gave up and decided to just go in person to the office that doesn't accept appointments. Tomorrow might end in a mood......
9/7/2022 12:57:13 pm
I feel for you waiting around in the SS office - that is always a bit of a pain when you need to go in person - I had to do that awhile back for some paperwork that I couldn't do on line - make sure to grab a number!
9/7/2022 10:25:10 pm
Oh oh - if I see a black cloud in your general direction I'll know why! Hopefully it goes a lot more smoothly than you're expecting. At least you're going prepared.
9/8/2022 07:13:31 am
I hope you find a good stitch for your sweater. That should look really nice on you.
9/8/2022 09:23:42 am
You are making great progress on all your crochet projects. I am sure you will find a solution for your vest. I was lucky and was able to do most of the SS stuff on line. I had gone to an SS office about a year before I was eligible just to figure out what I was required to do to collect. At that time they make copies of what they needed and kept it on file. The follow-ups were done with a phone call. Sometimes technology can only get you so far and you just need to talk to a human in person!
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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.