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. 


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

Simple Stripes Dishcloth--Two

Haven't updated my blog for a while so several posts...

Since I crochet lose, I changed the stitches on the first one and did a solid color. I chained 21 then did 16 rows. I can now add stripes as needed.

Used a cone of yarn I bought and edged in bright pink. Worsted weight cotton yarn.
Size H hook.

Pattern: Simple Stripes Dishcloth

One without to test the pattern at a shorter chain and one with.