I am so ridiculously proud of my little crochet group. We have a few dozen members but only about 10 of us that crochet.
This year has been so challenging for so many of us, but we managed to do 60 lapghans (split between our domestic abuse shelter, senior orphans and Moffitt Cancer center; baby hats for Shaken Baby syndrome Oklahoma; hats, scarves, clothing, food and other items for our Senior Orphans.
Woo!!! What, a month!!! The hand surgery I had in May put me out of commission until about a week ago, but I did manage to finish a few things. One in particular is another special one that they have no idea is coming.
So its 40″ x 41″, done with 16 skeins (4oz each) of “Spartans” yarn by Lion Brand and weighs roughly 6 lbs. It started as another Study of Texture from Mikey at the Crochet Crowd. I had to skip some rows because I was running out of yarn, yep even after 16 skeins!
Here are a couple lap blankie I got done before surgery. Patterns were video tutorials by Bonnie Bay Crochet.
So what have you got on your hook?
Here’s my current WIP, that I’ll take on vacay with us…its another video tutorial by Bonnie Bay Crochet.
This particular project has been very near and dear to my heart. It’s a special gift for a special person in my life.
Its been a really long time since I’ve done a personal project. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve done dozens of baby blankies and the like for my grandbabies, niece’s and nephews.
I belong to a crochet group and we do alot of lap blankets, baby hats and any number of items for our local charity groups. We all spend alot of time working our hooks like it’s a job and often times I forget just how much fun it is to crochet.
Until, I started this project…it’s called “A Study of Texture” by Mikey at the Crochet Crowd (Yarnspirations), this guy has magic fingers!
Anyways, what got me about this project was it requires you to slow your roll a bit. Not snail slow but just enough, it made me realize I really needed to smell the roses for a little bit. Needless to say, I highly recommend this project!
Just a little about the yarn. I used Caron jumbo (Shady Lane) and Loops & Threads Endless Impeccable (Butterscotch).
So tomorrow, I’ll send this to one of my most favorite people, and she has no idea it’s coming. 🤞🌼
I have to say I wasn’t to crazy about these colors, but the bigger it got the more I liked it. After all, my favorite season is the fall. I think its one of those times like when you try on a blouse and realize that it definitely looked better on you, then on the hanger.
I used 3 skeins, called pumpkin spice by Caron Cakes. Trying to bust my stash…and this was my first try at a 10 point star, I’ll definately do it again just maybe not so big.