This week I have two baby blankets as my most prominent works-in-progress. One has been languishing for a while and the other is a recent addiction inspired by a book I am reviewing over on Mom’s blog today.
I recently had a great day at Goodwill. I resolved to buy no new clothes or craft supplies this year but am allowed to make secondhand purchases. One of my worries was finding hiking sandals for my trip to Utah this summer. I found a pair of great-condition, great-fitting Tevas for $5.
I started my ABC granny square blanket back in December but had to quit when I ran out of white yarn. At Goodwill I found a big scrap bag for just $5.
In addition to loads of scrappy goodies it had 12 oz white, which is plenty to finish the blanket.
I am using a new technique (called “Top Linked Double Crochet” in Complete Crochet Course) to join the squares while completing the last round of the granny squares. It is working very well and the blocks are lying flat. I might plan on this method on purpose in the future.
My new television project is a bobble crocheted baby blanket.
I am using up my pastel less-than-worsted-weight yarn with a bobble pattern I found in Complete Crochet Course.
I have been holding two strands together and working with a size “K” hook. I started with two pink yarns and add whatever is next in rainbow order when I have worked through a whole skein. It has been way too good at its job of eating up yarn so I have been putting a skein of white in between each color.
This week is going to pretty busy. My grad classes will be off of spring break and we have pictures coming up for the musical I am costuming. Hopefully I will still have progress to share on my projects next week.
I really soaked up my last “free” weekend for awhile and have a finished blanket to share this Friday. Here’s a sneak peek: