I made some steady progress this week both with the dress and the blanket, but there some exciting highlights that I want to share.
Firstly, I have finished the cushion cover. It was intended as a gift for a friend, but alas. When I was blocking it it got stained. Washing it again took the horrid stains away, but some smaller ones are still there – so it is staying with us. I have to say that I love it so much that I’m rather happy. See this post if you are interested in making a similar one.
I also had some extreme last minute crocheting. Last night it occurred to me that it would be nice to crochet baskets for the egg hunting for my kids, so I managed to make these lovely ones is a few hours last night and this morning.
The pattern is Diamond Trellis Basket, but I modified it a bit. I started with 6 sc, increasing by six severy round for 9 rounds (-54 sts). Then one round of sc in the back loop only, increase 2 sts (=56 sts). Turn, roound of dc’s. I then followed the pattern for diamonds (4 repeats). Turn, one round of sc. For handle, 9 hdc’s then decrease 1 sts every row until 6sts left. Work straight gor 12-14 rows, increase 1 sts every row until 9 sts. Join to opposite side with sl st. It also took me a while to figure out that after completing the 2tog front post stitch, I have to go back to the previous front post stitch and start sc’s from there.
I haven’t updated my list in while, so here it is:
Tango tunic – cancelled
Red cotton dress for me – DONE
3. I promised my man a hat and a scarf for the winter.
4. I hope to make a hat and possibly a scarf for me from the yarn I dyed myself for the first time – now changed to a hat and a cowl for my daughter – DONE
Fingerless mitts for my daughter. – DONE
6. another beach dress for me
Chunky cowl for my mom. I got the yarn for it – DONE
8. A top for me….
9. Very not sure, but may be this afghan for a friend who loves social games.
10. my Comfort Blanket – WIP
11. a few dishcloths – one done
12. a new scrubbie from old neylons – one done
a cozy for the teapot I got as a present. – DONE
One or two pillow covers – DONE
15. Present for a baby that’s on it’s way (not mine!!)
16. Hat and scarf for my son
17. Dress for my daughter
18. and a headband for her