Plugging Away

I’m sorry I haven’t written for a few weeks. Life got the better of me. But that doesn’t mean that I haven’t been working. I’ve been plugging away at the Hugs and Kisses crochet blanket and the bear that will go with it. It’s been a slow progression, but when you look at the photos from Monday to Friday I actually do get a decent amount done on it.

Hugs and Kisses Crochet Blanket

I have also been working on some fingerless converted mittens. I started with a pair of alpaca mittens and honestly I’m not happy with them. First, I messed up somewhere when I put in the scrap yarn to hold my place for the flap to go, then the flap didn’t turn out right and seems a little short for my hands. I’m going to finish the second one and see if I like it and if they fit the hands that they are made for.

Alpaca convertible mittens

I have also started on a Laly Lala aminagurumi for one of my daughters for Christmas. Each of my girls have picked one. This one chose a bear. Let me tell you, if you haven’t seen Laly Lala amigurumis they are amazing. They are gorgeous and cute. Check them out on Pinterest, Etsy, Instagram, etc. Pretty much if there’s social media she’s there. My children have chosen a bear, mermaid, raccoon, fox, and a lamb. I am also going to be making 2 bees.

Laly Lala Bear

I am so excited about this next project. My first knit blanket is almost done. I have been working on it for about a year, to be fair I haven’t been working on it consistently. As a crocheter who just learned to knit a few years ago if find knitting doesn’t go as fast as crochet. But that’s ok, I love the look knit has and I am so glad that I have learned. I have two squares left till the body of the blanket is done, then connecting the blocks and the edge. For connecting I am going to do a crochet braid. I found it on Pinterest and it is a beautiful accent that will add to the blanket. I also like the fact that I am incorporating both knit and crochet.

Rough look at the layout

So in the middle of this I am also planning on making my first baby blanket pattern. The knit blanket that I am working on I designed by converting a blanket pattern into a different blanket pattern. I have a ton of pattern books, now it’s time to put them to work.

For fiber work I have finished a gorgeous skein of alpaca/angora yarn. I was really disappointed in the alpaca. It was so full of vegetation and took some extra work to get it all out, but it turned out so nice. It was worth the extra work. I think I’m going to spin more so I can make my brother-in-law a nice warm hat. But before I work on more of that I am planning on spinning some white angora for the shop. I have about 3 oz of it staring at me as we speak.

Alpaca/Angora Yarn

So that is it. That is what has been going on for the last few weeks. Hopefully I’ll be back again this week, just to give you guys a sneak peek into how things are progressing.

Angora on the spindle
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