Good morning! I have a few things to share with you today.
First, a slip stitch scarf (part of my slip stitch crochet collection):
only increased to a few stitches & worked even to create a long tail, & then increased as in pattern for the rest of the scarf.
and my second slip stitch scarf:
followed my new slip stitch shawl design for quite a few rows, but did not finish section one to keep the edges staggered & to make this scarf sized, not shawl sized.
Love the effect!
Both scarves are to be donated.
And a simple garter stitch hat to donate to charity
and a stack of afghans ready to be donated, do you recongize them?
While we were on vacation, I managed to play catch up taking photos of a bunch of things I’ve finished. It rained most of the vacation, but it was nice two of the days so that’s when I took most of the photos. I took photos of new designs, mainly, but I can share today this…
shortie fingerless gloves, free pattern
long version, same pattern… both are stitched with scraps of wool & are for me
slip stitch scarf, a pattern in my up coming slip stitch e-collection
self striping version of the scarf
This photo wasn’t taken on vacation, but at my parents house, but shows all the slip stitch scarves I’ve made. I really love this pattern…
100% acrylic, all donated to charity
a “three quarters” granny square lapghan, I’ll be sharing the free pattern with you soon… taken at Ogunquit Beach, so I’m calling it the Ogunquit Granny. Because of the way it’s constructed, it will always be roughly twice as wide as it is tall.
After a little more stitching, I have more pieces done to my scrap afghan…
I have enough pieces done that I’ve started to border & join them into lapghans for charity.
I’ve also been working on this stack of squares…
and this stack…
and while on vacation, I started this…
February Lady sweater, stitched with Vanna’s Choice yarn in black, cast on in the truck on the way to Maine, & photo taken after hiking up a mountain in Maine…
by the last day of vacation, the cardigan looked like this…
body all done, just waiting for the sleeves!
I also worked on this…
it’s a slip stitch shawl that I’m working on for my slip stitch e-collection that I’ve been working on. It’d done entirely in slip stitch crochet & will be available in a couple of different sizes.
Didn’t have time to take a bunch of wip photos this week; I completely forgot it was work in progress wednesday til just now! the only progress shot I have…
It’s a basic toe up, slip stitch sock pattern that I wrote up that is in testing right now, & will be ready for publishing probably next week. If you think you have time to start a sock, I do have need for a couple more testers in the size 9″/ 72 stitch version. It’s been tech edited, so the pattern should be pretty clean, but I always like to get testers too – there’s nothing like real people actually MAKING the item in question to suss out the tough spots.
I finally finished something! I finished up a new version of the slip stitch crochet shawl that was published last week on Crochetvolution. I increased until I liked how the yarn was pooling, worked straight until most of my yarn was gone, & then started decreasing. I should have weighed how heavy the shawl was when I stopped increasing; I could have used up all the yarn that way, but I didn’t think of it until too late.
I finished one of my scrap scarves, I’ve been trying to work on some of my projects that were close to being finished because the sheer number of wips I have is currently overwhelming.
various scraps – some mystery big lots yarn, some fake mohair yarn, some vintage dazzleaire, & plain old red hearts
Have you seen the latest issue of Crochetvolution, that just came out today? I’ve been dying to share with all of you, & now I finally can! I have not one, but TWO new designs published in the mag! I give to you… drumroll please…
made entirely with slip stitch crochet & side to side, & perfect for any self striping yarn!
and my personal favorite, the snowdrop shawl. To quote from the website, which describes it better than I could…
“It was while swatching for another project that the idea for this shawl was born. With simple stitches, an asymmetrical shape, and an edging of petal-like points, the Snowdrop Shawl proves that a project doesnâ€™t have to be complicated to be a knockout.”
More Finished Objects that I made for Christmas gifts:
red & white shell stitch scarf using bulky weight yarn
slip stitch scarves made lengthwise & used yarn ends as fringe… (it’s hard to tell but that’s actually 2 different scarves using the same colors & made the same way)
I somehow lost track of the things I made this year & didn’t manage to take photos of everything, & I still have a few more things to upload photos of &/or wait until the giftee gets their gift, but my total for Christmas gifts this year:
24 scarves for coworkers
2 hats for Jon, 1 hat for my dad (one more hat to make & gift to go)
2 pairs of socks for Jon & 1 pair for my dad
2 dish scrubbies for Jon’s stocking
5 pairs (10 total) towel toppers
1 more gift still to be given, for someone who may or may not read this blog