Quick Crochet takes time

When I was packing my crochet bag for Women’s Retreat, I wanted to carry only the one thing (no purse) so I took everything out, vacuumed the cat hair from the corners, and laid out what I wanted to take with me.

Along with the usual pattern book, and my hooks pouch, there would be my wallet, the cell phone (even though the signal would be roaming most of the way) and the camera to put in.

This left room for the yarn and my wooden spindle.
It seemed like two 4 ounce skeins of yarn would be plenty to begin the next baby aphghan.

I started the first loop and chain at the first STOP sign near the church building, then crocheted all the way there.  It looked like so much fun that our driver decided to stop at a WallyWorld somewhere in Indiana? to buy some yarn and hook so she could work on something after we got to camp.

As fast as my hook was flying, I began to think that 8 ounces would not make it to the trip home, so I bought a couple balls of 4-ply cotton and tucked them into the corners of my bag.

I began the second skein of yarn on Saturday morning, then finished it Sunday morning.

Yep, the two extra balls gave me something to work into potholders on the way home.

this was worked in one weekend

and already measures 34” by 24”

Last evening and this afternoon at the Needlework Group, I worked another half of a skein.  It looks like I might be able to be doing the border by the weekend.
Rest assured, you’ll see a picture of the finished blankie.

~~love and Huggs, Diane

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3 Responses to Quick Crochet takes time

  1. momma says:

    I would say your hook was flying. The results are proving to be a fine gift for some lucky infant!

  2. Evelyn says:

    Diane – The colors are SO BEAUTIFUL! (MY COLORS!)
    And the finished product is gorgeous!

  3. MrsDoF says:

    Yeah, everybody says I crochet kinda fast.
    At least with this stitch pattern.
    One reason I chose it because there is no counting—just pick up the next loop and work a stitch. I can sit and chat or watch for road signs.

    Now with a bookmark or prayer shawl, much more concentration is needed.

    With this blankie, the pretty colors are doing all the art. I’m loving how the blues and yellows blend so nicely.