After laundry, packing, taking and picking up Finn from grooming, I cast on another hat. I might need something to work on in the car but I’ll have to drive part of the way this trip now that my ankle is better. I’ll post details on the hat when it’s done. This one has a nice fold up brim that will keep a little girl’s ears nice and warm!
I used about 2 and 2/3 of a skein and the blanket measures approximately 39 x 50
It’s late so the color is a little off but I know if I don’t take photos tonight, I might not get them before we leave. The color is more true to life in this close up. Such pretty texture!
So I’ve finished all 3 tasks with a day to spare which is good since I have to get Finn groomed, do laundry and pack, and straighten things up around here tomorrow. If I have time, I might start another hat.
I love it when the top of the hat comes out so nicely! Some patterns look better than others.
And just like that with 4 hours working after Keith went to bed, I’ve finished the hat and pieced the last of the blocks for the HeartStrings quilt. I still have 12 blocks to trim and then I’ll be ready to start assembling the top. I also measured the Shell blanket and decided to crochet about 4 more inches before finishing that one up.
I mentioned last week I have my routine here at Big Canoe … at least for now. During the day I sew downstairs, knitting on my hats when I take breaks and in the evenings I work on my crochet blankets upstairs. Today, I started a new quilt and this evening a new blanket. Tomorrow, I’ll start a new hat. Progress is being made all around not that it was easy getting this blanket started.
Last night I tried several different patterns and hook sizes for this Caron Cotton Cake yarn and nothing worked. I now have two other patterns I’m anxious to try with other yarns, but they weren’t right for this one. At one point I had two different projects on different skeins trying to decide between them and I frogged a couple false starts too.
Tonight I went with a shell pattern and I think it’s going to work.
I finished crocheting this Ripple afghan before we left Big Canoe in October but it still needed all the ends woven in and I got that done today. It was hard to get a good photo of this colorway and this was my best shot. This isn’t the softest yarn to work with especially after working with the Mandala Ombré yarn but the blanket feels soft enough and has good drape.
Blanket size is about 45 x 48. I would have made it longer but I only had two skeins of this yarn.
I finished the Linen Stitch afghan last night but I still have to weave those ends in and then I can start a new blanket! Today, I started a new quilt. I’ve got Rae here so I decided to go for easy and pulled a Jelly Roll out and started piecing one of my Boxed Squares quilts. It takes just one Jelly Roll and makes a nice lap size quilt.