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.
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.
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.
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
Sunshine Day Afghan by Alicia Paulson
Northport by Amy Miller