It's a Slow Stitch Sunday over at Kathy's blog, and I'm getting some time in to the Aran throw before the day has to completely get started.
As promised, I stopped crocheting the bobbles after the first two colors, and replaced those with triple-crochet stitches. It makes the color bands a bit larger; growing the afghan a bit quicker, and much less frustrating. The bobbles certainly ARE adorable, and they will return on the 'other side' as I near the finish line to keep some symmetry.
And ohh......that Judy L! She's been posting about yarn lately. Being such a newbie to yarn, and already feeling the difference between the Caron Simply Soft I used in Slanted Shells and the Red Heart Super Saver yarns I'm using now, I started doing some self-educating on yarn weights and such...
At least now I know what WPI stands for! But what still gets me..... BOTH the Simply Soft and the Super Saver yarns are "4/Medium", but they feel so different. The Red Heart Super Saver clearly says "worsted" on the label; the Simply Soft doesn't. Does that mean it's a different type of 4/Medium yarn ??? The feel between the two is SO DIFFERENT. The Super Saver feels so coarse as compared to Simply Soft. Hm. Am I missing something else? Judy D (in WA) gave me some reassurance that the Red Heart will soften after I wash it. Maybe 4/Medium yarns differ brand-to-brand just like 100% cotton differs. You quilters know what I mean! There are some cottons that feel soooooo lovely, and others that feel nearly like sand paper!
Anyway..... my yarn education (and Judy L) lead me to Ravelry.com.
People talk about Pinterest. Psht!!!!! For a newbie to yarn/crochet projects.......Oh Lordy! Ravelry takes addictions to a whole new level! LOL
And now that Caitlyn has had her time with the Slanted Shells, a new project is in the early stages for her. I'm not sure if you can follow the link unless you are a Ravelry member, but here's a potential project for her: Super Fast and Easy throw. Gotta love that name, right?? LOL
I have another hour and half before I really have to get the day moving. Cassie is scheduled for a week long Science and Technology camp for girls entering 7th grade. The camp is two hours away, so we'll need to leave by 11:00 to get her to registration by 1-2PM. She's excited! This will be her first extended length camp away from home.
I'm hoping your Sunday is enjoyable and relaxing!