Thursday, April 20, 2006

Crochet progress on Easter trip

I never had a chance to post before we left. We went to visit family and give the kids a New York City mini-adventure. Thankfully we went on the Skyfari at the Bronx Zoo and nixed any plans to go on the Roosevelt Island tram...

On the crochet front... before I left I was struggling with the decision of how many WIPs & PIGs to bring with me. I figured I would have a couple of hours each of 4 evenings, and the 4-5 hour trip down & back to crochet...so what to take. I did finish the assembly of my Jiffy sweater the night before we left so I wanted to bring that to do the edging... I thought I could work on the Seraphina shawl, or start to make Abby's poncho for her bday - and I want to bring the my Spring Sweater and Abby's new Spring cardigan... In then end I decided, there's room in the car, I'll bring it all!!

1. Jiffy Jacket - I started & finished the edging on the trip to NY on Saturday. I did 4 rounds of sc (instead 0f 3 - just thought it needed an extra round before the button holes). Speaking of button holes, I did 7. Now I need to find buttons - didn't hit any LYS in NY - only buttons I saw were miniature statue of liberty replicas... I think NOT!

2. Lacy Shell Poncho - with my dd reasonably distracted by the DVD player in the back, during the last hour of the trip south I started crocheting her birthday poncho. I finished it Easter morning after church while waiting for other cousins to arrive. I used about 5 oz of an acrylic mill end in lavendar/lilac/light purple - I think it's Caron Perfect Match. I still have over 1.5 lb of it left...

3. Seraphina Shawl - I added a few rows to this Saturday night while putting the kids to sleep (I couldn't work on the poncho in front of my dd). I tried again Sunday morning after finishing the poncho - I got a few stitches done, but at this point it's too large for a small apartment with kids underfoot. I put it away.

4. Sweet Pea Cardigan - Abby knows I'm making this for her, so I figured I'd start this next. I also figured its small size would make it a good travel project for the car. I started on Sunday afternoon at the park with the kids (perfect weather for wearing the Jiffy Jacket) , and worked a bit on it en route to the zoo on Monday, over the next few evenings and en route home on Wednesday.

All in all, a good crochet vacation! I carried ALL the yarn for the Spring crochet cardigan but didn't start it.. I will, soon, very soon!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, Ginny, you sure got a lot done on your vacation! Your projects look terrific!
~Dee

Norah said...

Hi Ginny! Your projects look great. The Jiffy Jacket fits you perfectly and is a great color on you!

Lynn / vigilant20 said...

The poncho is just adorable...such a soft color.

Beth in Denver said...

Wow Ginny you are a crochet maniac. If I could get 10% of what you do done, I'd be doing well. The Jiffy and poncho are so pretty. Good work.

sara said...

woohoo!!!!! my word you got alot done

Norma said...

You continue to amaze me!!! Nice photos and nice work. Glad your family had fun on the trip, too.

Susan said...

I love the Jiffy Jacket. Actually, I'm working on one in the exact same yarn and color. It's a rough go. I'm super bored with it. Seeing your pictures makes me want to get it out.