i skipped last week's post...you may have noticed! I've been busy, I didn't have much to report, blah blah blah. I would say I probably still don't have much to report, but I have a few things in the hopper I can share! First I did finish a project. This was my "purse project"...I try to always keep something small going in my purse so I'm never without something to do!
I made this with Plymouth Yarn "Neon Now" and I am absolutely in love with it! I just used a basic block stitch (modified granny stitch, sometimes its also called a brick or box stitch I think) and then when it came to the edging I came across the instructions for this adorable pom pom fringe!
I was a little concerned that the pom poms would be too much, but I like the mariachi feel they give the wrap! They are so cute and playful! They were a little bit time consuming, but as I was in no hurry to be finished they were totally worth it. I may use these again next time I need to make a baby blanket...I don't know much about babies but I feel like their little hands would like to grab them!
As I laid this out to be blocked I realized that, not only did I not have enough blocking squares, it was also stretching out too much and changing the look. So instead of pinning it out I just sort of pushed it into shape and let it dry. Looks majestic doesn't it? It also looks huge, but it doesn't really feel that big worn, its the perfect size!
Now as I mentioned I had finished up my "purse project" so I needed to start a new one! I had picked up a skein from a local hand dyer at a maker market before the holidays that I had been dying to get started on, so I finally found a good project for it!
This yarn comes from Potion Yarns and there is no colorway listed so I think it comes from her "Mad Scientist" section where she experiments. In real life it has a more mint green cast to it and I really love it! Its working up very beautifully! This picture was taken right as I realized I had done the pattern wrong and had to tear it all out...that sort of thing happens and at least I wasn't too far along! I'll let you know how it comes out when I'm all finished!
I have some goals in 2017 of new things I want to try and new techniques I'd like to get into. One of those is Tunisian crochet. This is also sometimes called afghan crochet and its almost like knitting, but not really. On this piece here you can see the exact moment my gauge changed...somehow I got more tense as I went along instead of less...that almost never happens! This became a dishcloth and there are more where that came from!
Hopefully I have more fun stuff to show you next week, but I will definitely have a new pattern to throw your way in March! That will likely be the last free pattern until fall unless I can think of something to make for the warm months, but the weather won't stop me from working on all kinds of stuff!!