Wednesday, February 5, 2014

WIPs and FOs

It's been a productive morning. When you get up at 5 because the baby's doing the Hokey Pokey in your belly, you can get a lot done by 8:30. I've read my devotions and gotten caught up on my blog reading, had breakfast, planned the day's school lessons and gotten caught up with grading papers, crocheted, and taken all my post pictures.

Here are my WIPs for this last week:
The Bubbles Baby Blanket. I normally don't make blankets with baby yarn because it takes too long, but I have a large amount of light pink, medium pink, and multi colored baby yarn. I'm crocheting with 2 strands at a time and using an I hook. The pattern can be found here at Ravelry.
A Squircles Baby Blanket. I made a couple of these when I did the sampler blanket a couple of years ago (I still have yet to assemble that!) and really enjoyed the pattern. I'm using scrap blue yarn and Soft White for the squares. I'm going to join them with the Flat Braid Join (new for me), but am not sure if I should use white or the gray. I only have one skein of gray and have no idea what it is. The square pattern can be found here at Dly's Hooks and Yarns.
Slipper Socks. I've made one pair so far with Red Heart Glowworm and Pretty N Pink. I still have one more pair to make with the Perfect Pink and Baby Pink. These aren't a Stashbuster project; I had to buy the yarn specifically for them. The pattern can be found here at Yarn Lover's Room.
I still don't have any progress to show on my cross stitching; the days have been so gray that, even with the living room lights on and the blinds open, I haven't had enough light to see to stitch. 
I made my first doily. I've played with thread crochet a little (some bookmarks and flowers), but nothing large scale. It's still a little ruffly because I haven't blocked it yet. The pattern can be found here at Lacy Crochet. 

The rest of my FOs are in the following posts; just keep scrolling. I'm linking them up at Linda's Crafty Corner for the Stashbuster Link Party.
Thanks for reading!
Blessings :-)
Source: http://positivelifequote.blogspot.com/2014/02/never-try-to-convince-somebody-of-your.html
Source: http://www.obeycrochet.com/2011/08/i-am-made-of/
What I'm Made Of


11 comments:

  1. You are going to town. All your new projects look great. The yarn you are using for the baby blanket is really pretty. I agree about working with baby yarn taking a long time, good idea to double it up. Have a great day. Heather

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  2. Wow I can't keep up with you kate, I love that blanket pattern as you know! everything you have made is lovely. :)

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    1. I just work on little things. Nothing too big lately, so I get a lot accomplished quickly.
      I love the texture of the bubbles blanket.
      Thanks :-)

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  3. You are a busy bee. I've not made anything this week. One more day of school and then the weekend. Then I will definitely crochet or cross-stitch something. Most of the yarn here is very thin. I had a hard time adjusting as I was used to Red Heart Yarn that is nice and thick. Takes a lot more yarn when it is thin and seems to get you nowhere. Have a great day. Tammy

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    1. I'm home a lot during the day so I have a lot of free time. I've noticed a lot of people on blogs from other countries use thinner yarn. I hardly ever work with anything lighter than a 4.
      You, too :-)

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  4. Love the blankies your working on Kate. Good idea to do one of each color. Cute slippers. Pretty doily but I can't work with that yarn anymore.

    Linda

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    1. Thanks :-) It took me a minute to figure out what you meant about one of each color. Then I realized I was doing a pink blanket and a blue blanket and we don't know what we're having. That made me smile. I think I'm going to donate both of these blankets. For now, I'm trying to stick to neutral colors (greens, yellows, browns) and a jungle theme for our baby.
      Thanks :-)

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  6. OOh love your squircles - and the bubbles too!
    Ali x

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