I have some FOs to show you! Yay!
I’m just gonna dive right in. We don’t need no stinkin’ introduction!
I finished this item a few weeks ago – before my Valentine’s Day post, actually. I intended to include it in that post but I never got around to it. By the time I remembered, the post had already been…posted. Oops. This was link number 10 from this list:
The first part:
The second part:
And the finished item:
I’m not gonna lie…it took me a couple of tries to get this thing started! It really made me realize how important it is to use the same weight of yarn throughout your work. I finished the skull with no problem, but I had issues after I switched colors. I was using a very lightweight yarn and it just wasn’t working properly (not to mention the fact that I continuously misread the pattern). I finally changed to a thicker yarn (worsted weight) and it worked perfectly.
Overall, I’m very pleased with the pattern! It’s really cute and easy (after you figure out your mistakes anyway). I’m slightly disappointed, however, that the skull loses some of its shape after adding on the next color. I wonder if there is a way to prevent that? Hmm…
If I crochet another bag, I think I’ll use this as an applique on it. Or maybe on a pillow?
Did anyone else happen to use any of the patterns I included from the Valentine’s Day suggestions?
I also did a brief WIP post a week or two ago about a baby blanket I was working on. You can find the pattern information here.
I had to finish it a bit earlier that I had hoped because I ran out of one of the colors.
“Why didn’t you just go buy some more?” you may ask. Well, let me tell you. The primrose-y color I used in the blanket was from an old (used) skein of yarn that I got from my mom years ago. I no longer had the label (but I’m very sure it was Caron) and no clue what the color was called. I went to Michael’s to see if I could find it, and also to pick up some more green, but, alas, they didn’t have it. I tried to find a good substitute but I couldn’t find anything close to a match. Dang!
I was pretty bummed that I couldn’t make it any bigger, but it’s only a baby blanket so how big does it need to be? We’ll make it work!
See? Look at us making it work! We use it as a seat for the baby on the couch. The “King’s Chair” as we call any fancy seat he uses. ;) Also, I feel like it’s a good sensory object for the baby because of the bobbles and the bright colors.
After I finished with the blanket, I was ready to start on the next thing! A while back, my sister-in-law gave me a HUGE book containing 500 different stitches.
I (very) briefly considered doing a blanket with this. Thank goodness I didn’t because I probably would have frogged it. It is super easy but incredibly time consuming. So, I decided to make another scarf instead!
In hindsight, I should have used another color to better see the stitches.. But the color and texture of this yarn was so inviting, and I felt like it would make a cozy scarf.
I’m thinking of making a post on how to make this scarf. What do you think? Would you be interested?
Completely unrelated – I apologize for the lack of Fresh Friday posts. To keep myself on top of that, I usually make some drafts in advance. These last two weeks, though, I haven’t even thought about it until Friday passed. Maybe I’ll start doing it every other Friday instead. Just a thought.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!