I've spent the last three days subbing at school in ISS (In School Suspension). This is my favorite room to sub in as I have 7 hours of keeping kids on track with their homework while working quietly AND it allows me time to work on small craft projects or to read a book. Some of the crafts I'm showing photos of below are ones that I worked on at school, but not all of them. The bigger projects stay at home.
I finished up the 9th block for the Knit A Block A Week Challenge. This is another block worked in Caron's Simply Soft yarn called Light Country Peach.
I also crocheted a Skateboarder Beanie for my nephew, Jarrod. This is a free pattern and can be found by clicking here . I used Caron's Simply Soft yarn in Grey Heather and a size H crochet hook.
I've been knitting on the White Knitted Baby Blanket. I have the first (partial) skein of Caron's One Pound Baby yarn (in White) knitted up now. I'm ready to attach a second skein. This one is a full skein though.
My sister, Annie, finished her potholder. It's not perfect but that's ok. She's just learning to knit. After I explained the issues with this item, she was able to figure out a few things and has already started on a square. She's bound and determined to knit up a bunch of squares for a blanket now. I would say that a Knitter has been born.
I found a pattern for a baby blanket that I really like. It's called the Crochet Basket Weave Baby Blanket. The free pattern can be found here . I started working the blanket up and this photo shows what it looks like after I've added a whole skein of Caron's Simply Soft yarn in Soft Pink. I got 16 1/2 rows of the pattern out of one skein of yarn. I'm not happy with that. Plus, the blanket was REALLY HEAVY. That's not what I was hoping for either. So I ripped it out and balled the yarn back up. I'm not giving up on this pattern though. I'm going to try it again but in a different type of yarn. I've got some Bernat Baby and I think a sport weight yarn might be ok as far as the finished weight of it.
Last night, I spent some time with the Earth Tones Knitted Throw. I hadn't worked on it for about a week. Poor thing. Being neglected like that. I ended up adding more than 20 rows to this throw before I put it down again.
Finally, I started another crochet project. I've been thinking and thinking about making another blanket for quite some time now. I've had a basic idea of what I was looking for, but I had to just finally figure it out and start on it. I'm using yarn from my stash....Red Heart Super Saver in Turqua and Cherry Red. I'm using a size I crochet hook. It's my favorite. Basically, using the Turqua yarn, I chained 4, then joined to form a ring. Then I chained 3, worked 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2, join with a sl st, switching over to the Cherry Red yarn. Then you just work a basic granny square. I use a ch 2 between the dc's in the corner. I worked 1 round of Turqua and 5 rounds of Cherry Red. All of my squares will look like this.
So...that's my crafting update for the end of the week.