I started this king size blanket three years ago next month, I’m on my 5th cake of yarn and yes while it is going slowly, I was very happy with my work
Two days ago Toph said something that made me question what I did.
“The holes in the beginning are smaller than the current holes” and now I see it… for some reason I started adding two chains between double crochet groups, thus for bigger holes.
Normally I would do one of two things, I would either frog the project until I got to where I made the first mistake or I would toss it aside and never look at it again, because it would get under my skin.
Not this time friends, first because I refuse to frog three years worth of work and it was probably the second cake when I started my mistake, second I couldn’t tell until it was pointed out to me, it looks normal and I’m just going to go ahead and say I did it that way on purpose…plus it’s leaving my house when it’s finished.
It stills keeps me warm and toasty while working on it, it’s not damaged in anyway and I would really like to finally be able to give it for Christmas this year.
7 cakes to go.
Have a great night folks!
Monday has been put on the back burner, I am taking the day off from life to work on Christmas presents during the daylight hours.
After my post about trying to find the perfect present for my Minecraft loving 8 year old boy, I came across these pistachio fudge Caron cakes (naturally) and alas, a blanket was born
It is about 47″ tall and after I finish my C2C decreases, I will be adding a boarder. I want this present to last a long time and while a 8 year old who is almost taller than is soon to be 11 year old sister, that is going to be hard.
I am also trying to finish this order today
Fringe is not my friend folks, it takes longer than crocheting the actual project itself.
While I sit and work on these things however my mind is elsewhere, you see we have had just a tease of snow here and it melted as quickly as it came. I am sitting here on my couch, but my mind is sitting in front of a fire on a snowy day, with my spinning wheel, spinning up all kinds of creations.
A few months ago I went to a sheep workshop and met many wonderful and knowledgeable people. Two people I met were a father and daughter, they raise Shetland sheep and I was extremely surprised to come home one early fall day to a box full of Shetland wool!
I haven’t had a chance to play with it yet, but it looks and feels amazing ❤️
If you are interested in purchasing some lovely Shetland wool, you can find this fabulous folks here Abdali Farms Langdon, you won’t be disappointed!
Have a great week folks!
For the good times
fabric carefully chosen
the search for the perfect pattern
hours of cutting
And piecing together (almost finished)
To be gifted to a friend on her big day
And the bad
Moments of sadness, the heartbreaking rush to finish a blanket that will have fleece sewn on the inside, to keep the receiver warm during treatments of chemo
Silence isn’t always golden.
& 2,216 yards of yarn.
Not exactly the best picture, it is indeed finished & has been gifted to the young woman for who it was intended. Not as big as I had intended, I had to run out to get more yarn few times.
….and not just yarn for this current blanket. There was a break in the weather and I was able to head on over to Maine to visit my father…who happens to live exactly a stones throw away from a Joann Fabrics.
And then there was that package from Michaels that resulted in this
I had planned on making each child a blanket but at the last moment Lorelai changed her mind and decided she wanted Caron Cakes lemon lime yarn…which of course I only had two of, so as there was only one day left for the sale and it was snowing outside and you can only get them in packs of three on the website…naturally I ordered 9 skeins…though I may need one more lemon lime and of course, it has been discontinued 😳
Another item recently finished that has also found its new home
I won’t lie, I enjoy the messy bun hat trend going on. They whip up fast and they fund my yarn habit.
Another thing supplying my yarn habit are my little rabbits, who have found a way to escape and torment the chickens 🎵 One of these things is not like the other 🎶
We did have to move the pen to harder ground so they can’t dig out again. It’s not the being out with chickens that worries me, as Carrick frequently free ranged with our birds in the winter. It’s the digging underneath the greenhouse that has me concerned.
Stay inside bunnies!! We have too many predator issues and it’s too cold for Moose to be sleeping outside with you!
Have a nice night folks!