Isn't that the way it always goes? I promise that I'm still working on them one at a time but I needed to plan a few for the vacation. I'll have 16 hours in the car and, as I've mentioned before, my marriage is strongest when I'm occupied in the car. We've picked our audiobook so with a crochet project Chris will be able to drive in peace. He never lets me drive, which is fine because I really don't like driving his car. It's got a big blind spot for this short person. It used to be my car but after the third near-miss I bought myself something else. His car is the "fancy" car so it's the road trip car. I used to do the blanket stitching on the vintage flowers for my travel project but those are (thankfully) done and crochet is easier because the stitches are so much bigger.
But first here my 10th finish for the year! This is the biggest blanket so far at 38 x 48. It's 110 stitches wide and all double crochet. The patterning is 3 rows variegated, 1 navy, 3 variegated, 1 navy, 3 variegated, 7 teal. I could see making it again but with better color choices.
I think it would be a great toddler blanket. Since I donate most of these blankets I'm going to try to make a few larger ones for small kids. It didn't turn out quite like I envisioned but I do like it. I had enough navy to do two rows of double crochet for the border. As with quilting, the border made all the difference. The yarn is I love That Yarn from Hobby Lobby and I really overbought. I have enough to use for a granny square afghan....later.
Next I'm working on this. The yarn is Lion Brand Mandala and the stitch is blanket stitch. It's basically a copy of this blanket that I made in February. I can almost do this in my sleep! When I made the first one I had a ball of yarn leftover so I bought another so I could use it up. Now I know that these blankets take only 2 balls of Mandala.
When we took our trip to the Great Smokies in June I took this blanket project to work on. It was perfect for the car so I bought more yarn to make another just like it, although this one will likely be a bit bigger just because I have more yarn. This will be the northbound project.
The southbound project is probably going to be this blanket from Daisy Farm Crafts. I really like their patterns. They are well written and pretty simple. They have great video tutorials too. I'll probably take at least one more set of yarn because these do come together quickly.
I hope there's room in the car for my clothes!
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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.