I didn't actually get a lot of creative things done this weekend. We did the Old Rag Shenandoah hike Thursday so Friday was a rest day. The hike was a lot of fun. It's about 9.5 miles with an elevation of 2500 ft. There's a section with a fun, but challenging, boulder scramble but the views are worth all of it.
On Friday night I went with a friend to a Steely Dan concert and, if I remember correctly, I mostly ironed fabric and did laundry on Saturday. Sunday was all about making more soap. I've got 3 big batches setting up right now. Most of this will be donated to a couple of local organizations but I'll have some to sell too.
In between I mostly worked on my new crochet projects so I thought I'd share all of them today. I liked that last batch of projects and having something different to work on each night.
First I have a little finish. Sometimes I just like working on a hat and this is a new pattern to me. The pattern is Twisted Toffee beanie from BagoDay. I make most of the hats to donate as chemo hats and I like to use Lion Brand Feels Like Butta or Yarn Bee Breathe Deep (because they are exactly the same yarn). It's a very soft yarn for sensitive skin. I might even make a hat with this pattern for myself this winter. It's quite flattering. I used an I hook.
My newest donation project is The Wrapped In Love Blanket. I'm using an I hook and a patterned yarn. I've finished off one skein and expect to use 3 total. I've made this pattern once before and it's easy enough to do while I'm talking on the phone with a friend. The pattern is Wrapped in Love by Little Duck Crochet.
In this photo the blanket looks really square but it's not! I was able to flatten it for the photo. I will ahve to block this one. I made this pattern once before and I had to block it too. The pattern called for 2 chains in each corner and I think it should be on. I switched to 1 after about the 6th row and it's looking better. It's a cute pattern and works up quickly.
I decided that I would continue down the crochet garment path and selected a short summer cardigan for the new project. This is the Mimosa Spring Cardigan by Sharon Murphy. It goes faster than the t-shirt that I finished last week and I think is't the first lacy pattern that I've done. Lacy patterns go a lot faster!
Here's a closeup of the 2 row repeat pattern. I think it's really pretty.
Then there's the new brother blanket. This one is for Tim. Patty left a comment last week that she expected that I would spend a lot of time picking a new pattern and she was right! I think I swatched up 4 different patterns before I went back to the original one because I think it works best for this yarn and I can almost crochet it blind. I'm almost through the first of 7 skeins. The pattern is another one from BagoDay.
Finally, this is my car/meeting ongoing project. It will be a donation wheelchair blankets and I'm using Mandala Tweed Stripes yarn. This is a mash up of a few patterns that I've done recently so it's really a big experiment. If it works the way I want I'll write myself a pattern.
Most of these will probably go to Maine with me. I don't expect to have any of them done in the next 2.5 weeks.
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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.