I got a good deal of work done on my holiday crafts today... I mean, I'm half way through my cousin Ron's gift. The idea I had for him was a set of 'man slippers' so off to search Ravelry I went. After much looking I came upon this pattern for Crochet Moccasins. I decided to use 2 strands of yarn (navy & grey). So far I've completed one and let me tell you that pattern needs a smidge of work. It just has a few places where the wording is not clear and I ended up wasting so much time doing things the wrong way because of how it was written. Oh well, now that I know, the second slipper will go so much faster. I'll likely start on the mate later on this week.
|Comfy looking huh? =)|
I also did a few more rows on the Drop in the Pond afghan #2. To be precise I finished 3 rows while in a poetry club meeting. Slowly but surely making progress on it. I should just devote a few days this coming week to finish it up. I was looking at the first Drop in the Pond afghan I made and kinda want to put some more border rows on it... It feels unfinished to me for some reason. I don't think I shared the completed first afghan on here. So here are Drop in the Pond (DP) afghans #1 & #2.
|Completed DP #1|
|Progress on DP #2|
Today was that day. I pulled out my new/old dye pot I got from the Ghostown Flea Market and prepared another brown dye bath. This time, I made sure the water was pretty near boiling when I put the sweater in to insure I got a deep color. That little sweater was in that bath for nearly 2 hours. When the water cooled down, I rinsed the piece and ran it thru the washer and dryer, and I'm very glad that I didn't give up on this cardigan. Now it's the perfect dark brown and the only other alteration I'm considering is changing out the buttons, but the dye bath was so hot that what use to be cream colored buttons are now brown too, lol.
|Roommate said I looked like a witch stirring potions in my huge pot with my large wooden spoon...|
|Awkward self portrait at midnight... check...|
|Close up. The buttons actually look kinda olive or army green... I'm going to change the out for gold ones.|
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and got some extra rest with this time change and all... Speaking of, I need to get my tail in the bed... Gotta be to work tomorrow morning. Goodbye crafty weekend.