This week I had two finishes and two starts..
The first was a couple of sets of baby sandals that had been ordered, they have been sent and received. They'll be presents in a baby shower this coming week. Always nice to have repeat customers!
The second was a ripple blanket that started off as a lunch time project and it moved along quite quickly. So quickly that it soon became a bit big to stuff into my bag for travel.
It doesn't look like much a a ripple here but the are slight waves. Once I decided on the pattern and repeats it ended up being kid size, not baby, which is what I had in mind originally, but I'm happy with the results. I wanted a simple border so it wouldn't distract from the pattern and I ended up doing a single row around and then a crab stitch, also know as a crab stitch in the light denim blue, which is also the ending colors. I think the result was better than I had expected. I need to get some pictures taken and it will be available soon in my Etsy Shop.
My first start was not a crochet project but a sewing project. I have a couple of sewing machines but I haven't sewn in forever. I haven't got any sewing done this week but I did get the pieces cut out and ready for some stitching.
It is crochet related,being that it should end up as a project bag, and I can't wait to start using it. I have to move a couple of things around so I can move my machine back into the craftroom and find an orange zipper, then I'll be wrapping this project up.
I had a couple of free minutes so I checked out the top 20 Patterns on Ravelry the other day and saw this, the Nya Mosaic Blanket. No crazy stitches to make this awesome blanket so I jumped right on board and bought the pattern. I've picked a few colors and added a few repeats to make it just a bit bigger, I hope to have a bit of the pattern done to show next week.
I decided on a jeweled theme, I'm using shades of blue, teal, rust, mustard and a pale yellow. As it progresses it could totally change, But I had all of those available in my stash and I'm seriously trying to make some reductions to it.
We did add another Chicken to our flock this week. If only all our chickens were this well behaved and this productive we'd all be happy!
This is the normal state of affairs around here, refusing to go up at night and giving me the stinkeye when I suggest they would be happier in the coop after dark!
So on to my starting count for cold sheep 2017-2008. Since this is my first entry for the year I'm including yarn for a few projects that have recently been completed, following entries will be just for the week.
Yarn in - Zero in for the last couple of months so far so good.
Yarn out - 1506 yards