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« Reply #280 on: January 15, 2012 06:12:21 AM »

Last year, I started my first crocheted afghan to use up stash. It was crocheted in HDC into the back loop and worked the long way. I eventually realized that it was too long, but not until I had done quite a few rows. There were also accidental increases in it, so it was getting even longer. A nice afghan for the typical eight foot tall giant, but not so great for using as a throw for the short folks in this house.  Cheesy

I have been contemplating frogging it back and making part of it a scarf, and re-using the rest of the yarn. I was half way done with the thing, so not a decision to make lightly. But there were errors in it and I finally made up my mind not to keep using all that yarn in a sub-optimal way. I've been getting better at crochet lately (though still a beginner), and I thought I could use some of those colors to make other things. This is the afghan before I frogged it back:

It was sooooo long that I decided that what I left to turn into a scarf could be sewn up into a hooded scarf, so that's what I did. While frogging it, I noticed that someone must have set a plate of food down on or near my project while I was working on it. There were patches of dried sauce on it. Grrrrr. Of course the stained part was on the portion of the afghan I was making into a scarf. Sigh. I crocheted the top into a hood section and threw it into the washer. If I get the stain out, I'll post a pic. If not, more frogging...

Before making up my mind about the afghan, I had started on using up this yarn to make a scoodie:

It's from a very bright and ugly sweater I paid 25 cents for. I toned down the color a bit by throwing it in a pot with some violet Wilton's dye to take an edge off the rabid Barbie pink, and to see if I could get the colors to play well together. There is about 20% wool in this yarn, so it did take up some dye, and I think it helped. Then I used the yarn to practice Navajo plying last winter when I got my first wheel. The yarn balls are all a bit different because I was learning how to set my brake, how fast I should treadle, etc... There are little knots in it too. I didn't know what I would do with it and it has been sitting around in a big Ziploc bag all year.

This is the pattern I am using:

Now I am going to end up with two hooded scarves in a similar color scheme. LOL. One of them will end up going to a friend, I think.

I feel better not having that big WIP making me feel guilty for not working on it. I did get lots of practice, anyway. Practice is good.  Grin


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« Reply #281 on: January 15, 2012 06:47:57 AM »

gaudiknight - now I'm all curious how you made those awesome envelopes!  They look so cool - I love the surprise color on the inside!

hgddm - Those earrings look fabulous!

supertink- what a pretty dress! I think the white ribbon really pulls it all together.  Awesome choices.

tryskal - yay about the scarves!  Cheesy  and yay more grey fabric!

LaughingLark - I'm so sorry you had to frog it!  And I hope that stain comes out - I'd love to see it. Smiley
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« Reply #282 on: January 15, 2012 11:37:29 AM »

Thank you, kaz.  Smiley

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« Reply #283 on: January 15, 2012 01:12:25 PM »

Skirt January

Fabric bookmark January


« Reply #284 on: January 15, 2012 01:34:13 PM »

I did a bit of destashing last weekend, but just finally got pictures last night.

I picked up this bed sheet at the thrift store this summer, and it's been sitting around since then.

« Reply #285 on: January 15, 2012 03:12:09 PM »

I'm totally in.  I know I'm late to jump in, but better than never! Cheesy

Since my girls actually nap (knock on wood), I am going to start trying to work off my negative feedback.  Life got hectic with their early arrival.  I apologize for the inconveniences my flaking caused.
« Reply #286 on: January 15, 2012 03:39:57 PM »

Megan Crafts:  that is the coolest skirt!  I totally want one! 

« Reply #287 on: January 15, 2012 03:55:42 PM »

supertink, your dress is lovely.

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« Reply #288 on: January 15, 2012 06:37:59 PM »

love the star wars skirt and fabric bookmarks!

the baby afghan for a 7-month-old is now complete (i think?). i managed to use up a nice amount of yarn from my stash, but I still have a plenty left. should I add a border of single crochet in navy? i can't decide.

for size reference, the length of the afghan is almost equal to the width of a twin bed.

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« Reply #289 on: January 15, 2012 06:58:09 PM »

I think it look great just as it is. (And holy cow, you're fast!)
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