A new blanket

I’m working on a hat but set it aside to start a new blanket today. This one is really easy using the self striping yarn and it’s really pretty in different colors too if you don’t mind weaving all the ends in … I love the free patterns on the Attic24 website but I’m lazy so I prefer the self striping yarn to weaving those all ends!

  • Pattern – Trellis Stripe, free on Lucy’s Attic 24 website
  • Yarn – Caron Big Cakes in the Grape Jelly colorway
  • Hook size is (I)
  • Starting chain – 132

The plan is to load a top on the longarm this evening (Keith is out of town again so I’ll work a bit tonight), maybe make a few blocks for the map quilt after loading the top and I’ll finish off my evening with more crochet!

A couple finishes

  • Pattern – Easy Ripple Afghan – found free on Ravelry
  • Yarn – Caron Cotton Cakes – 2 balls
  • Hook size – G
  • Chained 130
  • Pattern – Blanket Stitch Afghan, found free on Ravelry
  • Yarn – Caron Simply Soft Brites – colorway Berry Blue – 4 skeins
  • Hook size – I
  • Chained 120

I like the texture this stitch creates and it was certainly easy to make but it’s a little bulky for me in a baby blanket. Next time I’ll try a sport weight (vs worsted) yarn and see if I like that better.

Chris and Rae are coming this weekend for the Gasparilla children’s parade so I pulled out all the baby and small child size afghans for him to take back and donate for me. I had planned to send him back with some quilts too but I didn’t get them washed so those will have to wait for the next visit.

A new blanket

Progress is being made on the tumblers, a top is loaded on the longarm and ready for quilting, and I finished the pink/brown ripple last night so I started a new blanket.

  • Pattern – Blanket Stitch, found free on Ravelry. It looks kind of like a puff stitch to me but it’s super easy and has a lot of texture.
  • Yarn – Caron Simply Soft Brites – colorway is Berry Blue. This yarn has been in the stash for a long time … I no longer remember what it was originally intended for.
  • Hook size – I
  • Chained 120

Off my needles

Another hat, for Chris if he wants it otherwise it will go in the donation pile.

  • Pattern – Sandoval Hat – a free pattern from Ravelry
  • Yarn – Paintbox Simply Aran – colorway is racing green
  • Needle size – 9

I hope to sew the last seams on the light/dark HeartStrings top tonight!

Easy Ripple

I’m not not making a lot of progress on it yet but I did start another pink and beige blanket on New Year’s Day

  • Pattern – Easy Ripple, found free on Ravelry
    – crocheting in the back loops on this one
  • Yarn – Caron Cotton Cakes
  • hook size – G

Another finish

Still working on hats between other projects. This one will be for Mo.

  • Pattern – Classic Cuffed Hat, found free on Ravelry
  • Needle size – 6
  • Yarn – Sprightly Spectrum Worsted. I got a few skeins of this yarn on sale at Bluprint but I won’t be buying more of it. I love the colors but the yarn isn’t well spun and slits easily, also finishes fuzzier than I like. I’ll use what I have for hats since I don’t expect them to last more than a season or two before being outgrown or lost!

Idle hands

I can’t abide sitting with idle hands … since I can’t seem to sleep tonight I started another corner 2 corner blanket. It’s pretty in this colorway and I like the feel of the yarn – it’s an easy care acrylic and the first time I’ve used it.

Another finish

I finished this little corner to corner afghan 2 nights ago … but just got the ends woven in and a photo today. This is bluer in person … a pretty baby blue! I love the texture! There are a couple new patterns I want to try out but since I’m going to be busy with company I think I will just make another one of these while it’s fresh in my mind! Project details are at this post.