Wild Wooly Windy WIP’s Wednesday! Say That Three Times Fast!

There’s really no wool, just sounded good with all the other “W” words.

The wind is really blowing this morning! There have been some really big gusts that shake the old mobile home.

So I had to keep a tight grip on my WIP’s to take these photos.

I am still working on the simply soft puppy print baby blanket. I have not gotten bored with it enough to send it into hibernation. It is because I like the new stitch pattern I am using now. It better suits this yarn. The wavy stitch had single crochet and half double crochet in it. This made it difficult to keep them loose so I could fit the hook in the next row.

I have gotten quite a bit done. I think at 13 inches it is about half done. I think it will make a good bassinet blanket or fit nicely over a  car seat.

I did start a new hat, so I can take small breaks from the blanket. I am trying to find projects that I can use up my retired, discontinued yarns that I have bought at my local thrift store. These older yarns tend to be a bit rough, so I wanted them used with like yarns rather than the newer lines of yarn. They are all old Red Heart lines such as wintuk and caress which is a brushed yarn. It is soft but it is really fuzzy. Also if I remember correctly it shrinks when dried too long or too hot in the dryer. I used it in a beanie with other yarns and it shrunk up and really fuzzed out so you could not even see the stitches. I guess you could say it felted. If I miss a stitch and have to rip it back the little fuzzies get tangled making it a pain to do so.

The beanie is about half-finished. I am using the Bubblegum Heart Beanie or Emy’s Beanie Pattern designed by Amanda Evanson from MNE Crafts. I decided not to make the heart graph in it though. I just want to make a nice warm beanie. This front post double crochet beanie does just that. This is the only color of this brushed yarn I have and as I said I wanted to keep like yarns together of these older yarns.

Yarn Stats for the beanie. Red Heart Caress 60% Acrylic 40% Nylon 4 ply Brushed yarn 3 oz/ 185 grams in 281 Rust.
I have 2 skeins of it so this beanie was a good fit as it does use a bit of yarn. I would not have to worry about running out before I finished the beanie. I am still on the first skein. If it doesn’t use up all of this first skein, I am thinking of making some matching mittens as I will have a whole other skein to work those with.

 

I still have not found the motivation to sew the liner for the Blue Market bag.

Designed by Jaime Maraia from Crochet Dynamite

There is no rush to get that done.

 

The Skrappy Triangle Shawl

Designed by: Sharon Maher from Laughing Purple Goldfish Designs

is back hibernating now that I have used up

the small balls of scrap from my stash.

And that wraps up this Wild Wooly Windy WIP’s Wednesday!

I Just Can’t Help Myself

I Crocheted Another Skull Cap Beanie!

I finally got my design for this down and gave it a name.

Project Name: Black Multi-color Fruit Punch Stripe Skull Cap
Pattern Used: Double Crochet Striped Skull Cap Beanie
Designed by: Arlene K. Didier from Skrappy Skarves
Started on: 02/22/2017
Finished on: 02/23/2017
Hook Used: K/10 1/2 – 6.50 mm
Stitches Used: Double and Single Crochet
Colors Used: Red Heart Super Saver 100% Acrylic 4 ply worsted weight in 0312 Black
Red Heart With Love 100% Acrylic 4 ply worsted weight in 1944 Fruit Punch
Measurements: Circumference of 21 inches . Crown to edge measures 7 inches when laid flat.
Size Made: Adult- Medium to Large
List Price: $ 6.00

The beanie is listed on my Ebay.

This is the break down of the items I have on my Ebay.

Hats- 44

Scarves – 9

A pair of Wrist Warmers

Bags- 9

Coin Purse/ Wallet -7

Crochet Sets – 6

Which includes 4 more hats, 3 more scarves, 2 pairs of wrist warmers, a pair of mittens, 3 more bags, and a coin purse.

As you can see I really like to do hats. 😛

I think I should try to do another scarf next, my site is called Skrappy Skarves so I should have more in my inventory. But the hats are so quick to do, so I don’t put them away when I get bored with them. I could finish that pencil case before I start a new project. It would not take long if I just get to it. Then I would have another item knocked of my WIP list. I still have not decided, if I will add more rows to the triangle shawl or just trim it out and add fringe, yet. I have lost intrest in the blue market bag for the moment. So that means the hook holder sits too, since I want to do the liners for both at the same time.

If I do decide to start a scarf, what pattern should I use? Decisions, decisions!

 

A Nice Day for A Photo Shoot

 

It was so nice yesterday, I decided to do a photo shoot for two new hats. There was just enough breeze to play with my hair, no wind machines needed. lol I used my usual backgrounds of the two trees and the bush. Today though I decided to use BOB as a background he was getting lonely as no one visited him all this winter. 😛

First up is a pale yellow and dayglow stripe skull cap of my own design. The photos framed in yellow are my favorite and were used in its Ebay listing.

Here are the stats for this cap.

Project Name: Pale Yellow Multi-colored Dayglow Stripe Skull Cap
Pattern Used: Double crochet Striped Skull Cap
Designed by: Arlene K. Didier from Skrappy Skarves
Started on: 02/06/2017
Finished on: 02/07/2017
Hook Used: J/10 – 6.00 mm
Stitches Used: Single crochet for brim Double crochet
Colors Used: Red Heart Super Saver 100% Acrylic 4 ply worsted weight In 0322 Pale Yellow and 3934 Dayglow
Measurements: Circumference of 20 inches . Crown to edge measures 6 1/2 inches when laid flat.
Size Made: Teen/ Small Adult

 

The next hat is a dark rainbow slouchie beanie. My favorite ones are framed in dark red and were used in its Ebay listing.

Here are the stats for this hat.

Project Name: Multi-colored Dark Rainbow Slouchie Beanie
Pattern Used: Rainbow Slouchy Hat
Designed by: Maz Kwok from Be a Crafter XD
Started on: 02/01/2017
Finished on: 02/05/2017
Hook Used: J/10 – 6.00 mm
Stitches Used: Single crochet for brim Half Double crochet and Single crochet 2 together
Colors Used: Red Heart Super Saver 100% Acrylic 4 ply worsted weight in 0311 White, 0365 Coffee, 0254 Pumpkin, 0886 Blue, 0406 Medium Thyme, and 0322 Pale Yellow
Red Heart accent in 0361 Putty Red Heart Jumbo in 0356 Amethyst
Unlabeled Scrap Ball of Red
Measurements: Circumference of 20 inches . Crown to edge measures 11 inches when laid flat.
Size Made: Teen/ Small Adult