|Slanted Shells (51" x 64")|
A new appreciation for crocheters was eminent!! My first finish is nothing fancy, but the time investment is jaw-dropping; roughly 50 hours (and 2640 yards of yarns) -- some 'simple' quilts I've made this size in the past can be completed in a small fraction of that time! However, when a new obsession strikes, I guess time really becomes meaningless.
I thought a LOT during this process about the crocheted afghan I sold at a garage sale all those years ago for $1.00, and am simply shaking my head. The lady who purchased it did the best she could to get me to understand how meaningful that afghan should be, but .... the appreciation didn't exist. And I would confidently say that afghan was queen size. :\
So, I move forward in my new craft, excited about the possibilities! During most of those 50 hours, I had YouTube crochet videos playing in the background. Lordy, oh Lordy! My break from quilting will continue; I'm simply feeling burnt out and disinterested right now. Please forgive me. Quilting is still my first love, but crochet currently is a very close second. And I want to learn and play more :)
The details for Slanted Shells
Pattern/Design: Slanted Shells
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft : 6 x Bone (315 yd/ea) 3 x Woodland Heather (250 yd/ea). (Found at
Walmart for $2.97ea) = TOTAL: ~2640 yards
Time: Roughly 50 hours
Size: 51" x 64"
Hook: Size I/9; 5.5mm
Happy Day everyone :)