Only a crochet update today
I'm not sure exactly what all I accomplished this weekend except for watching football all day yesterday (hence the crochet update). I know I did some yardwork and I did make a Christmas gift Saturday. I can't share the gift yet but I can tell you that I'm really happy with it.
Sunday was all football and all crochet so here's where I stand with my crochet.
Look familiar? This is the second capelet I've made in this yarn. It's Lion Brand Ice Cream Cotton Blend. It's lovely to work with and feels great and I got it at a great deal (the only way I buy yarn).
I just don't love how the colors pool. I also have 6 balls of this in shades of tan/brown and I think it will actually look better. The pattern was for a smaller weight yarn so I had to do lots of adjusting for 4 weight yarn. This one is a medium size. The last one was large.
In the end, I'm confident that it will find a good home.
I didn't have a lot leftover but I added what there was to my 4 weight scrap blanket. Even yarns of the same weight vary quite a bit in size but I"m not worrying about that. It's a scrap project that might become a pet bed so I'll just keep going.
My next charity project will be a blanket (baby or wheelchair....whatever) using tis Caron cake yarn that was also bought on sale last year. I think I got this yarn half off. It will be just like this blanket with either a purple or turquoise border.
It was interesting to go back and read that post where I talked about the pain in my hands and how I had to limit my crochet time. I'm so glad I found a good chiropractor! I crocheted for probably 5 hours yesterday and I'm no worse for it. No pain at all.
I do have some pain from my ab-focused workout this morning. My computer app tried to kill me.
Barclay's blanket is coming along well. I'm about to start ball 5 of 7. He will probably have this right after Christmas.
I still have the blue sweater underway but haven't touched it in a bit. The next step requires me to sit down and focus on the instructional video. I hope to have time for that next week. This week requires me to do a lot of tie dye shirts for Christmas gifts.
12/12/2022 01:20:23 pm
the crochet is pretty wonderful colors.
12/13/2022 08:31:46 am
The capelet is looking lovely. I can see why the "color pools" bother you - but most people are not as particular about that type of thing as you and I.
12/13/2022 09:30:16 am
How I wish I had your chiropractor - mine wouldn't even touch my hands. Gave me one or two exercises but they don't help much. I've learned that I have to keep changing between knit and crochet and even that doesn't always help. Arthur isn't a very nice 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.