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Baby Blanket made from Lion Brand Thick and Quick

Well, nothing really interesting has been happening here. Just like most people waiting to see what the future holds for the world. During this time of stay at home orders I have moved my studio out of the basement and into our bedroom. Our basement gets water in it every year, especially this time of year. My husband suggested that I pick up anything I don’t want to get ruined and move my wheel upstairs and work in our room. And don’t you know as soon as I did our sump pump failed and the basement flooded. Thankfully I did get everything up off the floor so there is no damage. My husband was given a really nice desk that he gave to me so I can fully function in upstairs and not have to go back to being Rumplestiltskin working in the basement. This has been an adjustment for me because I am not isolated anymore and the children can easily find me, but I’m getting used to it.

So since this pandemic I have picked up weaving (again). Hubby asked if I can make napkins, so I did and forgot how much I love to weave. I only had a little 10″ Cricket loom but for napkins it was perfect. I did get a 24″ Ashford loom that I am falling in love with. To be able to make towels and bigger items has been wonderful. I also am waiting on a triangle adjustable loom. This is something I have been wanting for a long time. I have some angora yarn and alpaca yarn that I am saving for this. I love the thought of big triangle shawls to wrap myself in during the cold winter months or raw rainy days.

Some plant based yarn from Lion Brand

I finished two out of six baby blankets. I am about 1/3 of the way through my almost here niece’s blanket who is due in June. The knit white baby blanket ended up being a crochet rib blanket, still white. I messed up and had to rip back where you could obviously see where I ripped back, just to mess up again. So I went with my original plan of doing a crochet rib stitch. It is beautiful and super warm and comfy. This blanket was made with Lion Brand Thick and Quick. I actually enjoyed working with this yarn and find that is works up really nicely. The yarn I am working with for my niece’s blanket is Caron Simply Soft. I’m not a huge fan of this yarn, but I do think that it works up so nicely. It does tend to split while you are working with it. So with my weaving and making towels and napkins I have dived into the world of plant based yarns. I am used to acrylic and protein (wool) yarns, but plant yarns are a whole new world for me. I have been mainly using Lion Brand Comfy Cotton for my napkins and towels which is a cotton/acrylic blend. But I also ordered some of their new yarn Truboo. This yarn is lovely. It is made from 100% rayon from bamboo. It’s shiny and nice to work with. Full disclosure is does have a tendency to split while I crochet, but it honestly doesn’t bother me. I have decided to make a crochet shirt for myself with it.

Truboo: 100% Rayon from Bamboo yarn

So overall things here have been good. Not much in my daily life has changed too dramatically. I hope to go back and post more and be more here than I have been. Stay safe and healthy guys.

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