Its already Thursday evening. I’m not entirely certain exactly how that happened. I mean, the sun has rose and set in predictable cycles, I’ve just lost track of updating before today.
I started and finished another emPower Cowl this week, started on Monday (Sunday??) and finished it on Wednesday mid-day. It worked up super fast, because its crochet! This time the yarn was a variegated purple/mauve/gray sparkle acrylic that was given to me at Xmas 2018 by my mom. I lost the ball band, so I don’t remember the brand. Caron, Bernat, Red Heart? I wasn’t able to find it this morning while doing a quick Ravelry yarn database search. As I was finishing the cowl, my daughter sidled over all sneaky and asked who the cowl was for. It was obvious she was eyeing it for herself, because she’s 6 and LOVES glittery stuff. Honestly, I just worked it in that yarn to get the yarn out of stash. I don’t think it was something my friends would wear in public, on purpose. So I pretended that it was a difficult decision, letting HER have the cowl. Now her and I have matchy-matchish purple cowls!
Some construction details: the yarn is a light worsted, I used an H/5mm hook. Followed the pattern for the increases. Worked to 43 stitches across, then 10-12 rows with no increases (forgot to count). I had 12″ of yarn left; whipstitched hers together- worked out MUCH better!
I finished up weaving in all the ends for the Sunspots Blanket on Tuesday. HDC border with crab stitch edging. I’ll talk more about it on the Sunday YOP blog.
I started a NEW crochet blanket today. I’m calling it Justine, after a friend who inspired the color choices. Actually, I saw the yarn, Lion Brand Cupcake in Tutu Much, and I said to myself, those colors remind me of Justine. I didn’t have a pattern in mind. I purchased all they had on the first day, 6 skeins. Then ordered 3 more skeins a couple months later. I’m holding the yarn double and using my furls Camwood K/6.5mm hook to work a granny square style blanket. But to keep it interesting, I’m working the granny skewed and almost like a log cabin style. Maybe.
It has an error toward the beginning that I didn’t notice until multiple rows later that I am choosing to ignore and keep going. Its a gift that I know will be used, to someone who isn’t going to judge me for making a tiny error. It will still be warm and squishy and made with love. Don’t worry, you’ll see more of this blanket in the coming week(s)!