Sunday, July 17, 2016

Sixth Year of Projects - Week 3



Week 3!!  I made some decent progress this past week.  I spent some time working on several projects and got some things accomplished.

Baby Blanket #2 (Bubbles Baby Blanket) - I frogged this one and restarted with a shorter foundation chain.

Before - I frogged my first attempt after deciding it was too wide.
I managed to get a fair bit done!

After - I am at about 9 or 10 inches now!
Baby Blanket #1 (Bouncy Ball Baby Blanket) - I made great progress on this one!!  I initially thought I would make 25 squares but once the 25 were done I thought I would increase the size to 36 squares - I thought I would have enough of the cream yarn...  BOOO I lost at yarn chicken while finishing the last round of the last square!!


So I started scrounging around to see if I had more yarn and thankfully I did!!  I got that last square done, got all the squares sewn together (I like to join squares like this using a simple whipstitch.  I like the way the fabric lays nice and flat and I like how there are no ridges at the joins.  I also find it quick and easy to do!), and then added a small border on the whole thing!  My first finish!!



Scrap-ghan - I added eight little mitered squares.

Tune in next week and see how much I get done!!  I doubt I will be as productive as this past week but who knows!!


29 comments:

  1. Oh boy are you fast! Great bouncy ball blanket. The first blanket project reminds me of my old baby blanket one of my mom's co-workers (I think) had hooked for me long ago. I still have it.

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    1. Thanks! Bouncy Ball was a quick project to crochet!

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  2. So glad you found yarn to finish that square up!! The blanket came out great! The Scrap-ghan is such a good idea.

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    1. I am so glad too!! I would have had to run to the store to get more otherwise! I am enjoying the scrap-ghan!

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  3. I love how when those bouncy ball squares are sewn together you get a diamond pattern in the white part. I didn't expect that! Very nice.

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    1. Thanks! The little diamond extra is cool isn't it?

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  4. Am in love with the bouncy ball blanket. So sad you had to rip out the blanket but you have a great start back on it.

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    1. I love Bouncy Ball too! I am still worried I will run out of yarn for Bubbles!

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  5. Congrats on your Bouncy Ball finish, it's a lovely design and you have a great colour choice for it. Love that new start baby blanket too.

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  6. Love the bouncy ball afghan. love the new one too.

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  7. We've had some similar experiences even to the scheduled post that didn't! LOL! I love your projects and I am a blanket fiend. I can see that bouncy ball blanket using up scrap yarn too which I have a lot of (old acrylic). I also ran out of yarn on one but I'm back in business now. I think that's why we NEED to have multiple projects going...just in case! God forbid we run out of handwork. Your first blanket looks pretty also with a waffle type squares look to it. I've never seen that pattern and would love to give it a go myself. So many patterns...so little time! Every time I hear the word economics...I always remember the old "guns and butter" theory. I have a degree in computer science (back in the day when women didn't do that! For shame!) I'm retired now and out of the loop but I still love math. Enjoy your summer!

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    1. Good old guns and butter!! Another woman in a male field :) good stuff!!

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  8. Your bouncy ball blanket is delightful, so glad you found that last bit of yarn. And what a great start to bubbles, you'll have that done in no time.

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  9. Yarn chicken is sooooo nerve wracking! Glad you found some more to finish up. I failed at yarn chicken this week, but it was for a potholder for me, so no biggie.

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    1. I would have resorted to buying more yarn (I know!!) but the finish would have been delayed!

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  10. What a fabulous finish and the border really sets it off. The bubbles blanket is looking good and I am glad you have found your correct sizing for it.The scrap-ghan is looking fabulous. Leah x

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  11. You crochet gals are so productive. I feel positively pokey in comparison. Love the blue and white together.

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    1. That is one thing I love about crochet - things seem to get finished much more quickly!!

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  12. Oh wow, love the bouncy ball blanket, great finish!

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  13. Nice finish! The Bouncing Ball blanket is great. The colors are a perfect choice for this blanket.

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  14. aww I love your bouncy ball blanket! It turned out great!

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  15. So sweet, that Bouncy Ball Blanket! You made some great progress this past week.
    xoxo

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