Or more correctly, winding, winding, winding.... with nothing captivating on TV it’s amazing how many of these pucks you can do in one evening.
When I was looking for something else I ran across the 2 round circles from obviously a WIP I had started eons ago. I found a pattern showing one way of incorporating these round cylinders into a blanket but I will need 4 of each colour which led me on a merry chase searching for any leftover bits and pieces. If these smaller motifs are my go-to project for the hot weather I decided what better time to organize my stash of leftover odds and sods. I plan on separating the yarn by ball size, large, medium and balls with just sufficient yardage to do maybe one round. It’s frustrating continually searching through bags of leftovers so I decided to get myself organized and picked up some of the foldable cloth bins from the dollar store. This way I can see the colours clearly. It’s like a treasure hunt discovering what you have in your stash J
If you are looking for a way to put a dent in your stash consider working with small motifs or making up larger squares that can be assembled at a later date.
No air conditioning? Then consider making small motifs that can be joined together when the heat and humidity dies down. Trust me when last week the temperature, with the humidity, hovered at 43◦ Celsius basically 110◦ Fahrenheit for the week any thought of working with a large crochet piece went right out the window.
I put the yarn I won at last month’s Blankets 4 Canada to good use and completed Blanket #6. It was suppose to be a child’s size blanket but I got a bit carried away...LOL The blanket is a series of double and single crochets to create the “V” stitch, filled in periodically with 3 dc’s in each space. I had some red in my stash so I added it to the yarn I had won since I realized I didn’t have sufficient to make a blanket. In fact I had to purchase an additional skein of the orange to complete this project.
I managed to score another door prize this month at the July Blankets 4 Canada joining session. I LOVE the colour. It's Loops & Threads Impeccible Brights Popsicle Blue. Seriously who comes up with these names? I’m not 100% sure but I will probably integrate the yarn into another WIP which requires a wide assortment of colours.
Dalyce Newby – I’ve been the area volunteer for the Greater Toronto & Area chapter since 2001. My primary crafts are crocheting and knitting. I also have an interest in scrapbooking and I'm currently working on a heritage album.