This is hilarious, isn't it? SIX crochet projects underway. Three of them are actively being worked on. Two are for "away from home" and one is on time out.
Let's take a closer look.
The first three are the ones that I am actively working on. I alternate days that I work on them and never work on one two days in a row. I'm finding that three different yarn weights, stitch patterns and hook sizes really helps with the stress on my hands.
This one is a blanket for my oldest brother. It's the same yarn and pattern that I made for Chris and I will make 2 more for the other 2 brothers. The red stitch marker is where I left off so I've made good progress since last month. I'm almost 60% done and just started the 5th out of 7 balls. This is fast and easy but it's heavy and hot for summer. Good thing my chair is right next to an AC vent. With summer in Virginia arriving, there's no rush for this one!
This is the Coboo tshirt and progress is slower because it's a smaller weight yarn, small hook (G) and dense stitch (linen stitch). But it's moving along. The yellow stitch marker is where I was at the last update. You can see the sides curving in. After I tried it on the last time I decided that I wanted to bring in the waist a little so I'm using and F hook for a few inches to add some shaping.
This is a baby blanket made with Yarn Bee Sweet Delight yarn and I've fallen in love with this yarn. I bought this on clearance at Hobby Lobby last year but I noticed recently that they still carry this yarn, just not this color. I'll have more in the future. This is a very light weight blanket and it will eventually have a border. The red marker is where I was at the last update. This is the 3rd of 4 balls. I'll finish most of this ball on the enter of the blanket and then I'll have one ball left for a really nice border. This will ultimately be a donation blanket.
Those are the tree that are actually getting some love and attention when I sit down in the evenings.
This is the Carrie Penny shawl that I make for donation. I've made enough of them now that I'm starting to modify it. On this one I started with a chain of 54 (I think) to create a neckline. Then I've decided to stop at the shoulder edge and go straight (no more increases) with a granny stitch. I did a different shawl that worked out that way and I really liked it. This is my car ride project so I started this to go to the beach. I'll keep it aside for when I'm at meetings or in the car. It's really mindless. I bought this yarn on clearance from Lion Brand. I like it a lot and I bought quite a bit of it. I've got a lot of shawls in my future!
I also keep a hat bag for chemo hats. I take this to my Country School meetings because I can make good progress on a hat in just a couple of hours. This one will have a pink band in the gray hat and this yarn is perfect for chemo hats.
This is the project that's currently in time out. I don't love it but it's always been intended to be a donation blanket. I am doing it just to learn new crochet techniques and it's really working for that. But I don't totally enjoy it so I'll probably get 20 blocks done and call it done. I do not want to put the blocks together but I've learned that someone at the donation place will do that for me!
When I finish one of the above projects I'll introduce this one back into the rotation.
I have a twelfth block almost done and all that Lion Brand Pound of Love is taking a good hit. I have more than what's in this bag. I might have over-bought. Ultimately the whole goal of this project was to use up that yarn. After I make 20 blocks I might donate the blocks with some border yarn and then use the rest in some sort of stripe blanket. It's clear that granny square blocks aren't going to be my go to type of project.
Now it's time to get some new quilt projects going!
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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.