I bought myself some linen to cross stitch with for a future project, having never used it before. I know some people don’t like the unevenness of the material, but I think the rustic look is nice, and I think I have the perfect pattern for it (an Alice in Wonderland inspired gradient pattern). Along with it, I bought some floss that I needed for future projects. I can’t wait to get started!
I’m thinking I need to try to crochet a few of these guys with some scraps! The pattern is currently free and found here. Enjoy!
Well, almost. I’m still adding a border to it right now (I’m doing two rows of grey then a row of black then I’ll assess if I want more) but it’s looking really nice and hopefully my daughter gets lots of use out of it. It was simple, a lot faster than knitting a blanket (bit over a month, at my pace that’s pretty good) and a pretty good size, too. I’ll most certainly try more C2C blankets in the future.
It weighs about 20lbs but it’s glorious and I love it.
I’ve used up the first six skeins of velvet chunky yarn, and now it’s time for me to start decreases! They seem to be pretty simple to understand, and this blanket is AMAZING. It’s very heavy, almost like a weighted blanket. I can’t wait to use it.
3/12 skeins down! Once I get 6 done up I’ll start decreases. I’m hoping it I just stick to my 1 skein a day I’ll get it done without too much hassle. It’s quite large and heavy now, and absolutely warm and smushy! I can’t wait to use it.
My mother in law sent me 12 skeins of velvet chunky yarn, so I decided to crochet a quick C2C (corner to corner) blanket with it. I’m crocheting 1 skein a day, so it should be done in 12 days. It doesn’t take long at all because it’s so bulky. It’s incredibly warm and soft, I can’t wait until it’s done!
Another update! The blanket is coming along well. So far I have started all 10 colours, and now it’s time to repeat them all once. I think decreases will happen once that’s done, we’ll just have to see. Hopefully I have enough yarn for it all. It also will need some blocking since my stitches are not super even, but for just picking up crochet, I’m quite happy.
My daughter has a yellow knit blanket that she carries around with her that I made for her when she was born, but she’s starting to outgrow it, so I decided that I would make her another one. The problem is, knitting blankets takes FOREVER. They’re beautiful, but a TON of work, especially using sport weight yarn like I was going to.
I love yarn. Over the years that I’ve been knitting (I make it sound like a long time but I’m really just approaching my 3 year anniversary) I’ve figured out what types I enjoy knitting with and which ones I would rather avoid. I’ve tried to use up or gift away my unwanted yarns, and I’ve become a little bit of a (gasp) yarn snob.
I’ve been using this amazing merino / bamboo blend to knit up my fingerless gloves, and even though I’ve fallen behind on the knitting (hey, I just had a newborn) this post is one that I’ve been meaning to make for some time.
Packaging was great, minimalistic without ruining the yarn or tangling it up (has happened in the past and it’s not fun). The stitch definition is fantastic, the colours hold fast and true, and honestly there’s not a lot of bad I could say about the product. Trust me, I tried looking for issues. This is an incredibly knit-worthy yarn and I can’t wait to see what other colours get added to the collection over time. Be sure to follow her Ravelry page, Instagram, and Twitter for updates and thank you again Sakaane for asking me to beta test.