Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Sunshine & update on Crochet Round Afghan

 Hi Everyone!

Blue sky, blustery and temperatures in the 50's. I'll not be headed out to the garden just yet. 

Not by a long shot. Although in my little wee garden I did see some green coming up out of the soil...the Garlic planted in October...Love it!  Seedlings are doing well.

I've been busy moving my hook, and still have a few things going on an in progress. 

The afghan Harvest Fields  is coming along after a rocky start. I'm about 1/2 way through now. I don't think it will be as large as the finished pattern, because I used a smaller hook (by choice) for the yarn I have, using a very large K hook, looked sloppy and the stitches were not well defined and neat. How ever it finishes up it will be lovely on the back of the sofa. 

Here is the updated photo as of this morning....

I'm still in designing mode for the garment I am working on. I worked up an entire piece. The yarn is not correct, it was heavy and bulky, I was going for something light and airy. So I have some yarn ordered DK 3 weight, which is designed for the hook I want to use, and it "should" work out just right. 

I don't have the pattern written in it's entirety. 

That's it for now....hope you are all well, and working your creativity in your own special way...

busy hands....are happy hands.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

It was pretty...yesterday


Isn't this pretty, it was all glistening and sparkly. And from inside it was even better. The whole front yard looked like it was filled with diamonds. 

We, did not get here in our locale, more than a "usual" snowfall. It is after all wintertime, and this sort of thing is to be the norm rather than the exception. Other areas got the exception. For them it was as I heard it called here snowmageddon. Why do "they" have to sensationalize everything and make it grander than it is. ? The boy who cried wolf story comes to my mind. Fear, "they" can keep us in line using the fear tactic, rather than the honest truth, just keeping to the facts.  

The glistening is gone, battleship gray, and more of the fluffy stuff, in snow globe fashion.

 I heard a robin yesterday....

I hope  you are all safe and warm.

Monday, February 15, 2021

Being threatened with Snowmaggeden

 It's coming...they are threatening and saber rattling a "HUGE" storm, 18" of snow, etc,etc.

Sometimes "they" whoever "they" are right. It is a lovely shade of battleship grey here this morning, and we've had a dusting of snow overnight. Time will tell.

But what is that I hear? Other than the usual feathered friends chirping I hear a different chatter of birds, don't know what they are, and I can't see them. Maybe some have returned for springtime, I did see just one Robin the other day...that is always encouraging especially this time of year. 

Hortense....has caused a distraction in my crochet afghan movement. I'll get back to it soon. I started in 2019 trying to design a pattern for something I saw in an old TV show. I've picked that back up again, and spent much of the day yesterday working the pattern/design and writing it down. The yarn I had bought just for this project wasn't the right yarn, it was rather plush yarn, lovely actually and would make a lovely afghan or granny square, not so much a garment. I have ordered some cotton Sugar and Cream from Joann's, it may work out a little better we'll see.

I don't usually have more than one project going The afghan while lovely,  round and round needed a break. Variety is the spice of life "they" say.

Holly over at the Merry old Dame asked about the heart I posted yesterday, and if the fibre of the yarn is metallic. Yes it is a lovely rainbow of colors. I made this a decorative whimsical chicken potholder using that gray metalic yarn, and I also made a lovely scarf with it. Once upon a time I had an Etsy shoppe and sold nothing, it is closed now. Well hunkering down...and making Croissant Bread today, 

which reminds me to take out the 2 sticks of butter to soften. It will be a good day bake, and I made cabbage soup yesterday, dinner is half done.