finished things

spring woods shawl

In late May and early June, I crocheted a bit.

My shawl-turned-scarf turned into a shawl after all. Post blocking, it measures 76” x 10”. I made the Autumn Around cowl for my friend. I also blocked this and both pieces bloomed nicely as they dried.

I have had an urge to make plant hangers. I did a simple 10-knot one (not pictured), but wanted something less simple that wasn’t full-on macrame. I crocheted one, which turned out extremely small, yet also very cute. I crocheted one more (also, not pictured), but haven’t finished off the strings.

autumn around cowl

yarn feeder

the life aquatic

the life aquatic afghan

Yesterday, I finished the urchins and limpets afghan.  I am calling my version The Life Aquatic.  I thought that the project looked difficult, but it was actually very quick and easy to make, taking me eight days from start to finish.

All of the yarn is Comfy Worsted (75% pima cotton, 25% acrylic) by Knit Picks.  The colour of the background motif is ivory, and the limpets were done in honey dew, silver sage, and sea foam.  I don’t generally like working with cotton.  However, I really like this yarn and I will definitely use it again.

Now that this is complete, I will be getting started on my crocodile stitch hood.  I will be doing it in Knit Picks’ Stroll Sport Sock yarn (mink heather).   Also on my shelf  I have six balls of Palette fingering yarn in green tea heather.  The colour is so gorgeous and it just doesn’t translate to the screen.  My daughter picked it out for some crocodile stitch gauntlets.

It is snowing like mad outside, adding to the thick blanket of white that was already there.  What a perfect day to crochet and catch up on DVR’d shows on the telly, maybe make some soup and surprise the girl with hot chocolate.


the life aquatic afghan