Monday, May 15, 2006

WIP Progress; FO - Seraphina

I've actually crocheted a bit last night. Here's what happened.

1. Absolutely Precious Baby Sweater - I ran out of yarn. I can't believe it, with just rows to go on the 2nd sleeve. That's what I get for stashbusting. I was using a slightly used 6oz skein of Caron Simply Soft Light Country Blue. The pattern calls for 6 oz for the small sweater AND the hat. I figured I had enough yarn for just the sweater. WRONG! When I first ran out last night I was thinking that I could probably pull out the sweater edging and use that for the sleeve and then redo the edging in some coordinating color. But now as I look at it I realize I have done only 7 of the 18 rows on the sleeve. The edging is a round of sc and a round of (sl st, ch1). I would hate to frog the edging and then discover I don't have enough yarn. Besides, what is an appropriate contrasting color for this? I think I had better hope the "no dye lot" yarn gods are on my side and go try to find a "matching" skein. Only thing is, I bought this yarn over 18 months ago.

2. Seraphina Shawl - I finished it last night! Woo hoo for me!! I decided to give this shawl to a person who is significantly shorter than I am. Hence, the shawl was basically done and I just needed to crochet a few more rows to finish the color striping pattern in the darkest blue. Then I edged it, weaved in all the ends, took photos, labeled, wrapped and gifted it to my ds's Kindergarten teacher this morning (in honor of Teacher Appreciation week - last week). So here it is.. done in Joann's Sensation Rainbow Boucle 'Dark Blues', with a 7.0mm Boye K hook.

3. Sideways Shell Baby Afghan - I started this last night instead of returning to the Drops Top as my dh had informed me over the weekend that a co-worker had just brought home their newly adopted baby. I went stashdiving and came up with a pound of this yarn - an acrylic, baby/sport weight, pastel variegated mill end. I thought this pattern would be quick & easy and so far I think it's working up nicely. Are the colors too feminine for a baby boy?

So... tomorrow I go on a yarn hunt. Today I'll try to whip up a baby blanket and then get back to the Drops Top.... Unfortunately, over 5 loads of unfolded laundry are calling my name first...

10 comments:

Celia said...

God, those works are wonderful, Love the baby cardigan and the shawl is just amazing how turned out looking.
Lovely and so nice to see really!
Very stimulating for continue with my boring socks that I am actually making, lol...
Hugs and keep creating!
Celia

Anonymous said...

Everything looks so yummy! Fantastic stitching, Ginny!! :)
~Dee

Ronnie said...

I love the shawl and it's colors! Fabulous job!!!

Norah said...

OMG, the Seraphina is gorgeous!! I love the way the colors blend. Your son's teacher is very lucky!! The other things look beautiful too. I hope you can find the right dye lot for the baby sweater...

Norma said...

Ginny! Oh, the heartbreak of running out of yarn when you are almost finished! I hope the YARN GODS are with you and you find some matching SS. I do like that pattern, so I will keep it in mind that I should have EXTRA yarn on hand when I try it. NICE PHOTOS and beautiful work, as always! : )

Nana Janet said...

Your Seraphina Shawl give me the oomph I need to get mine finished. It is beautiful. I like the way you blended the colors.

sara said...

the shawl is beautiful!!! i sure hope you can find your yarn

Susan said...

Is your Seraphina from just one colorway? Looks lovely!

Kelli said...

The shape of your shawl is just perfect - and I agree with the other commenters that the colors are just beautiful. Also, I don't see any problems with your baby blanket yarn choice for a boy. Finally, were the yarn Gods with you when you went looking for the extra skein?

Deb W. said...

The sweater is beautiful and cuter than a bug!!!!! Good luck and I am crossing my finger that you find yarn to match... just take it with you to the store and match it there. Also I love the blanket but I think it is a little girlie. Just my opinion... Great work Deb W