Yarn Review and New Projects

Well, it’s been a long while since I’ve sat down and worked on this blog.  For the most part, it’s been because I’ve been very busy with crocheting and learning how to knit.

For the crochet thing, I’ve been working on a couple of commissions. I taught myself the broomstick lace, and made a scarf.

broomstick-lace-scarf

While making this scarf, I used a yarn I’ve never used before.  I used the Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable Yarn in Stained Glass. The yarn itself is quite soft, and it slides nicely off an aluminum hook.  The colour changes for this project were row by row, and the end product looks, and feels wonderful.  Will I get this yarn again?  In a heartbeat.  In fact, I’m thinking about making myself something special in Dragonfly.

Another project I was working on are a couple of hot pads for my mother. She has a number of pans which were being scratched as they were stacked together. So I grabbed some Bernat Cotton out of my stash, and went to work.  Two sizes, and she is quite happy.  They ended up being quite thick, and puffy.  Pans are protected and she has a couple of other hot pads for when she holds her amazing family dinners.

And now the final project I’ve been working on is teaching myself how to knit.  I found a lovely knit hat pattern, and decided to give it a go.  It’s very slow going.  It’s taken me two days to knit the ribbing, and the first nine rows of the hat body.

But I’m loving it.  I’m learning how to mark rows (it has a number of pattern repeats), and am actually enjoying it a lot.

Lately, though, my pain levels have been through the roof, and even though I find it hard to walk, I’m so grateful my hands are still OK.  My partner has been working hard on getting my craft area organized, and we cannot wait until I have full use of the area.

Hopefully soon, I will have a comfortable area to design, and learn other things.

 

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