Sunday, February 21, 2016

Finshed Shawl/wrap

Although it feels like Spring here today and the shawl isn't needed, I am glad to finally put in the last stitches and weave in the ends.

I debated on whether or not to add the borders because I truly liked the way it ended up prior to the borders...  but I think the scalloped section and the two rows of double crochet with a plain single-crochet edging added a more finished look to the shawl.

No crochet project in the works but I do have just a year left to start, make, and finish a quilt for my youngest nephew who will graduate from college in the Spring of 2017.   This means I first need to clean up my quilting/sewing room, which has been sadly neglected.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Scrap--bluster Wrap/Scarf/Shawl

I had a lot of small balls of leftover yarns that I wanted use for something because there was too much just to throw it all away.  I found THIS PATTERN on Ravelry (link) and knew it would be perfect.

I've gotten the main body of the wrap completed and it's ready for the borders.

I started by following the written instructions... I was suspicious by Row 3 and sure by Row 6 that they were incorrect so I had to rip out back to Row 2.  I followed the provided chart and, once I got used to the symbols, it was easy to follow.  Actually, much easier than written instructions!

The borders will look similar to this (from the original "blarf"):

Not sure about the fringe yet... but we'll see how it goes.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

A Feel Good Post (have a hanky handy)

At work, when I have lunch...  I usually sign into FaceBook to see what folks are up to.  Thursday, I got a surprise that brought tears to my eyes... and I thought I'd share it with my quilty friends.

Here's the post...

When we make quilts for "someone special"...  we send the quilt "out there," not knowing if it will be liked at all, let alone used.  It makes me very happy to know this one is loved and used.

Since you can't really see the quilt in the bag, here is what my niece Jenny's quilt looks like:

Jenny is a USCG officer who flies big helicopters out to sea to rescue folks in trouble.  I'm so proud of her...