Friday, October 25, 2013

Weekly Update


I finally finished the Purple Passion Throw designed by Vicki Marshall.

Since that's done, it's time to take stock of where I am with my goal to use up all of my acrylic worsted weight yarn.

Here's my current stash:

I still need to block the Octopus Garden Blanket by Georgia Vincent, which I can't do until I've finished Nabby's Dowry since I only have the one ironing/blocking board, and applique the octopi onto the blanket. Since I'll only need a bit of the purple and pink yarns to finish this project, there will be leftovers to add to the stash.

Then there's this tangle:

That's destined to be the Granny's Daughter afghan designed by Nancy Fuller (who I can't find a website for). The afghan consists of over 800 one-round granny squares crocheted together with a main color. I've been throwing all of my machine-washable worsted weight scraps that are too small for anything else into this box and occasionally crocheting motifs. Someday, I'll buy a machine-washable yarn (but not acrylic!) for the main color and crochet the motifs together. To meet my goal, I plan to crochet all of the acrylic scraps into motifs and weave in the ends.

I'll need to crochet at least one scrap afghan to get rid of those boxes of yarn, but first I've got another project. The washing machine ripped a hole in the pillow that I use for a backrest, so I need to make a new one. This time, instead of stuffing a crocheted pillow with fiberfill (which was difficult to wash) I'm going to crochet a removable cover for a pillow form. Rather than buy new yarn, I'll use up some of my acrylic stash.

So, this week I started crocheting the pillow that goes with the Ohio Star afghan. The identity of the designer is a bit of a puzzle: my book says that it was designed by Linda Koger, but various online sources say that it was designed by Shirley Koger. I can't find a website for either (or maybe it's the same?) lady.


I finished the center of Nabby's Dowry, a sew-along by Pam Buda of Heartspun Quilts.  It just needs borders to be a finished top.

Cross Stitch:

Finally, I did a little bit of work on the Rose Cross by Irene O. Thomas.

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