What a week! I’m surprised I’ve managed any crochet with all that’s been going on-finally having my Hickman line removed from my chest (an unpleasant procedure but thankfully they were generous with the local anaesthetic!), having a throat infection and then once I was better from that having my second Covid-19 vaccination. However, I have actually done a surprising amount.
The baby blanket is finished, washed and ready to gift. I’m disappointed that it isn’t quite perfect-the edges seem to ripple a little, despite me being careful with stitch count and so it doesn’t look all lovely and square as much as I’d like it to. I’m ready to gift it now, although I am having second thoughts and considering frogging the border and trying again. Here it is hanging on the line and after drying. I could block it, but I don’t think acrylic yarn blocks especially well.
The amigurumi dog is coming along nicely, although he isn’t looking his finest in these photos! I ran out of yarn with a leg still to go, but luckily had a spare one in the same colour in my own stash. I just have a leg, both ears and the tail to make before I can assemble him.
My final work in progress is one of those typical ‘put it away for a while and get it back out when not much else is going on’ type projects. It’s a granny shawl using various mini skeins that I’ve collected, mostly from yarn advent calendars but also the leftovers from a couple of socks and shawls. I get it out so infrequently that I have to google the pattern each time to make sure I work the ends of the rows correctly! The last time I worked on this before this week was when I was in hospital in January. It’s a slow burner-my aim is to have it completed before next winter so there’s no pressure. I do like the bright colours, but it is a little in your face!
This week I also had my birthday, so I treated myself to some absolutely beautiful hand dyed yarns from Mr and Mrs Rabbit yarns, who are UK based dyers. They colourway is called Maypole Ribbons, so I took it as a sign that I had to buy them with having a May birthday. I haven’t got a clue what I’m going to make, but I’m sure I’ll think of something.
What are you working on this week? And do you have any tips for getting a perfect finish on blankets? Please leave a comment if you do, I’d love to hear!