Another one bites the dust.. (Actually two)

Close up of the Sunshine Day Afghan
Close up of the Sunshine Day Afghan

I promised myself that I would not blog until I finished something. I had already planned on blogging before the Superbowl, so when my team lost (I still can’t believe it!) I decided to quit procrastinating.  I have some actual news I finished not one(wait for it), but two items.

A finished object!!! The Seattle weather had an unseasonable sunny day and I was able to take an outdoor picture.
A finished object!!! The Seattle weather had an unseasonable sunny day and I was able to take an outdoor picture.

I finally finished he Sunshine Day Afghan (by Alicia Paulson)crocheted with Plucky 10 ply cashmere(now discontinued). This took a really long time, as I wasn’t monogamous on this project and had other things on the needles.  I learned a lot on this. I still don’t consider myself a crocheter, but I think that if a pattern is simple enough I can do it. Two big things I learned were (1) if you want to put a blanket together and want it to be smooth, seaming is better than single crocheting  items together, because it will leave a flat seam and (2) while the weight of the yarn didn’t matter as much as I thought on the squares (it mattered a bit) it really mattered on the overall weight of the blanket.  I had decided to hook this using aran weight  vs. dk as the pattern calls for because I wanted a larger blanket.

Northport by Amy Miller.. I am so keeping this hat. It was the first time using the Plucky Knitter's Oxford. I am really in love with this base.
Northport by Amy Miller.. I am so keeping this hat. It was the first time using the Plucky Knitter’s Oxford. I am really in love with this base.

I also finished my NorthPort  (by Amy Miller). I had knit the ribbed brim while I waited  for my yarn to arrive from The Plucky Knitter. I love this design, and almost copycat’d the sample in the pattern entirely. A few mods: (1) I knit it up in Oxford (2) I used “Gumshoe” as the main color (3) I put a pom pom on it(I mean who doesn’t love a good pom pom?).

So what’s next up? I am swatching for a sweater and trying to finish up  my Ashby shawl. Hopefully I will finish the shawl before I leave for my yarn-cation in Portland.

 

Shelter in the Snowbound colorway
Shelter in the Snowbound colorway

Cable details on Ashby

The cable motif  reminds me of gentle waves

 

Acquistions:

Some Plucky Cashmere in Williamsburg and Traveler DK in Monogram from the Gauge + Tension trunk show ( a friend picked these up for me)

A lot of patterns since my last post

 

 

Works In Progress:

Ashby by Brooklyn Tweed

Customfit Acorn trail by Amy Herzog

 

Finished:

Sunshine Day Afghan by Alicia Paulson

Northport by Amy Miller

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Another one bites the dust.. (Actually two)

  1. Wow! That blanket is something else! I bet is it super cozy and super warm. Love the hat – great color combos and your stitches are so even. That’s not easy to do when stranding.

    1. Thanks Dawna. I have to admit I wove most of the ends in, but there are still a few more that I need to weave in. I just can’t stop wearing it:)

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