Timeout for crochet
I didn't get any quilting done yesterday because it was dyeing day and we had company last night so I thought I'd take a moment to check in on the 3 crochet projects.
This is the 7th of the big blankets that I've been making and I'm near the end of the 2nd (of 7) skeins. At this point, this is a lovely mindless project to work on.
My little gray/purple top is moving along a lot faster than I anticipated. The blue stitch marker is where I started in the last session and I got about 4" stitched in one evening. That's much more progress than I anticipated. The brown stitch markers on the right edge mark every 10 rows so that I can make sure that I make the front and back identical.
It appears that I might run out of yarn on this one. This yarn is still available but it does have dye lots and I bought mine over a year ago. I'll contact some of the vendors to see if I can get a matching dye lot. If not, I'm thinking that I might get a different, but complementary, color to do the mesh stitch yoke. I'm going to keep going until it gets to the length where the mesh starts and see where I stand on yarn and then I'll make a decision.
The baby blanket has been a little more of a pain. The original plan was to use the light turquoise Caron cake for one of the colors but when I started using it I realized that, although both yarns are worsted weight, the Caron yarn is much lighter than the Hobby Lobby yarm.
I went to the yarnchives and found this Hobby Lobby yarn that's almost turquoise and thought it might work. It doesn't. It's got a little yellow in it and it looks dingy with the white and navy.
Then I remembered this medium blue yarn that I got at the recent Hobby Lobby clearance. It's a 100% recycled yarn that is pretty indistinguishable from I Love This Yarn.
I'm back in business with this project and I'm really happy to be back on my 3 project rotation schedule.
The boys left this morning for Myrtle Beach. I'm having lunch with my Mom and cousin and the drinks this evening with friends but I should be able to get in a little quilting in between.
4/21/2023 08:01:49 am
I really like the "gray/purple" yarn. That should be a lovely top for you.
4/21/2023 10:01:51 am
I am glad you got the yarn crisis resolved! LOL!! Social time with your Mom, cousin, and friends sounds wonderful!
4/23/2023 10:26:06 pm
Sounds like you have a fun weekend planned. Your crochet projects are looking great, but I agree with your thought about that one yarn not really being quite right.
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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.