Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Simple Heart--Orlando


Just did one round. Super easy. Needed something to remind me of love.

Pattern: Simple Heart Pattern by Jennifer Cirka Jaybird Designs


Erigeneia Shawl

Still updating my blog. Sorry about that, I just got busy with other things.

I plan on wearing this at work when the air conditioner kicks on, so I’ll probably wear it with a long end on the right side where my floor heater didn’t reach. That’s the hands I use for a mouse.  I crochet loose so this works for me. 

After I blocked it, I found that the wash (using Johnson and Johnson baby shampoo in cool water) opened it up more then I wanted, but I love the finished look.  You can see the openness of the shawl on the last pic.

Pattern (free): Erigeneia by Silke Terhorst. Follow the CHART, not the written instructions. Ravelry now has a spreadsheet downloadable with the pattern of the rows and counts. Helps. 




Premier Yarns Deborah Norville Serenity Sock Weight Solids I read on Ravelry that this yarn felts or did (they were old comments), so I hand washed and laid flat to dry.

5 skeins = 1150.0 yards (1051.6 meters), 250 grams. Used almost all 5 skeins. One I used to almost the end, I didn't even have to cut it off when I finished a row. The edging takes a lot of yarn, almost a full skein of this for me. 

Hook: Size H

Size: Unblocked 76 inches across the top, 32 inches down the back spine.  Did not measure after I washed it and laid it flat to dry. 


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As you can see, the openings fit perfect for the fingers (not thumbs). 
Almost to edging on the above picture.
Pinned to my dress form to get a picture.  Up to row 23 it's 15 inches long down the center back.



Checking gauge above. Actually stretched a bit longer after I did a few more rows. I only measured the wing span because that's what I needed more.


On the blocking mats. I did straighten it up a bit after this photo was taken and didn't have time to take another one. I never blocked anything this big before. 


Washboard Dishcloth--Two

Made two, they were that easy.

First one: I crochet loose so I only chained 21 with 2 rounds of sc on the edging. 
8 inch square.
Second one: Using some bright colors from stash yarn, I made a second one.  No boarder. This pattern doesn't require a boarder. But one can be added, even a fancy one.

Pattern: Washboard Dishcloth by Priscilla Hewitt 




Block Stitch Dishcloth

I made this and got busy with another CAL and never finished this until today. With the open stitches, since I crochet loose, and the size, this who work for washing the long cups I have. I always have extra that don’t end up in the dishwasher because it’s too full.
2016 weekly & dishcloth CALs group
Used the yarn on a cone I have. Worsted weight cotton yarn.
Pattern: Block Stitch Dishcloths by Marta Chrzanowska