say it's not been a priority to me, and thus I decided to just quit and re-cake the yarn to be used for another project. I've learned a few tips and tricks about crocheting garments and yarn since I started--and I need to start fresh with this pattern. It is amazing how you can undo HOURS of work in just a few simple minutes. LOL.
|After! Three newly caked skeins for reuse!|
PS. Avoid black yarn for ENTIRE projects! LOL
I also frogged the beginning of another top--I wasn't very far in on it though. But I also wanted to use THAT yarn for a different project. I don't usually frog my projects, so this was pretty major for me to frog two things so close together! You can see below what it's going to become...
Finished...Stress Free Temperature Blanket from Teagan and Lu! It's a MONTHLY temperature blanket. That means just twelve 4" stripes. And what makes it extra fun, is that you will use the average high AND average low temp for the month--mixing them together in the pattern! This gives a fun color AND texture to your blanket.
Isn't it fun? It reminded my boys of LEGOS. Those bobbles are fun! Each stripe will be about 4" wide which makes them about the size of a scarf. When done, the stripes together will be a lovely 60" long throw by about 48" wide. Even if February averages the same temps, because it will be a different pattern, the texture will change and it will look different. I love the idea of this and it's SOOO much more manageable for busy people like me!
I am most excited about finishing my Convertible Blanket Bag! I started it back in October, but set it aside to work on every now and then. I LOVE the yarn I used (Lion Brand Feels Like Butta) and the final project makes me so happy! It's the perfect accessory for any om with a baby or toddler needing a mat or blanket for trips and church. Not only can it work as a blanket, but you could store a couple toys in it when it's in the bag form. It's a LOVELY pattern and I highly recommend it!
I also finished my Juicy Cowl using my friend Amber's GORGEOUS hand dyed yarn. I just love the variegated blue, don't you? It's a superwash merino, making it very very soft AND machine washable. The scallops just MAKE this pattern! I would definitely make this pattern again. It's a one skein pattern which makes it ideal for those special colorways you only have one skein of.
Current WIPS (works in progress)
pattern by Expression Fiber Arts and I already own the yarn for it (the yarn I frogged as mentioned above). I'm going to use a fun cotton mix fiber from Premier Yarns in the color Pink Pop! I think the top will be great to wear for church and for casual--and I just love pink, black, white, and gray together! My goal is to finish it by March 30--allowing extra time in case I get bored or just get sidetracked.
So that's the scoop for this month! I'm sure I'll be tweaking this and adding more things as February rolls in and out. I just love being able to crochet while watching TV or other things like that. I wish I enjoyed audiobooks more--I could read AND crochet if I did. But I'm a visual person and audio books just don't work for me!
So, what about you? Are you doing any kind of winter hobby on these cool/cold days?