Yesterday was a very long day in the dye studio. I started at noon and didn't finish until after 8 but I got a lot done! Needless to say, I didn't do anything else yesterday. After I was done I looked at my crochet bags but settled on picking up a book....a real book, not an audio one. I finished my latest audiobook while I was dyeing.
Today I thought I'd take a moment to catch up on what I've been doing in crochet this past week and some other things I want to do today.
The big blanket is moving along pretty quickly. That's the benefit of bulky yarn (Serenity Premier). I'm on the 5th ball of 10. It's as wide as I want so the rest will be straight up until I get it as long as I want. I'm happy to use this yearn but I'm learning that I don't love bulky yarn. It's really tough on my hands. But, it sure does crochet up fast!
I'm working on a few doll things for Ella. On the right is the top of a cheerleader outfit. The pattern has some shoes too but I couldn't get them to work out for me. So I went to Youtube and found the pattern for the boots. I'm going to alter the boot pattern to make the cheer shoes. I also need a skirt.
The purse is for another outfit all together.
My third project is this blanket. It was intended to be a baby quilt but I don't love the colors for a baby quilt. If I use just the 2 cakes of the stripe it will be perfect baby quilt size but I can make it longer by using the matching pale teal to make those stripes much wider. With that it can be a wheelchair blanket. I'll can add more of the pale teal as a border. I do like trying to use all the yarn.
I'm really being drawn to making the dialysis and wheelchair blankets. They are about the same size as a baby blanket but there are a ton more color options which makes them more interesting to make.
I plan to finish these blocks today. It should only take about an hour. Then I can start putting together that stack of walker caddies.
I went out Tuesday and got all the stuff I need for the ornament storage boxes so Ill start on these today too.
10/7/2021 06:30:08 pm
I like having several projects on the go at one time because then I never get bored - looks like you're the same. I love the colours in the 'supposed to be a baby blanket' - reminds me of sherbet.
10/8/2021 08:34:17 am
I personally think that looks very much like the colors for a baby blanket. It is very pretty.
10/8/2021 09:20:25 am
You are a crocheting machine! Those items for the doll are so darn cute! Over 8 hours dyeing fabric sounds exhausting.
10/8/2021 09:33:13 am
I agree with Gene, Vicki, and think those colors would be perfect for a baby blanket. Love all the doll clothes you are making for Ella. She's a very lucky little girl to be the recipient of your generosity and talented fingers.
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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.