The Red Shawl went over like gangbusters with my sister-in-law. Exact quote “I have received your FANTASTIC PHENOMENAL gift!”
Since I now needed a bit of ‘non-think’ time, my next crochet project was a baby aphgan worked in a very simple double crochet, grabbing only the front loop of the stitch on the previous row.
No need to count for the pattern or change type at all.
Someone said it looks so even, like a machine made it.
Which is the idea, my brain goes almost numb doing work like this.
The yarn was a donation to the Senior Center Needlework Group. I believe it is acrylic with a polyester silver thread running through the braid. The blankie will go into the box marked Finished Projects, then onward to a worthy cause such as the Crisis Nursery or for a foster care baby.
finished size is 27” x 27” but that is by accident.
I just made the first chain as long as I thought there was enough yarn to complete a sort of square. There is a bit of the pink yarn remaining, but in that same donated bag is both a blue, and an off-white of the same type. I should be able to do a small aphgan in stripes or granny squares some other time.
Right now, I’m working on 4-ply cotton potholders for a benefit sale coming up in about 3 weeks.
Once folks find out I am willing to give handcrafts, the requests keep coming.
~~love and Huggs, Diane
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