I did finally get all the ends woven in on "the washcloth from hell" and maybe someday I will try it again , now knowing I am supposed to "carry" the yarns. There it is in my kitchen drawer ready to get utilized.
I did work on this off and on during the week and as you can tell the skein is getting smaller....slowly.
The antique WIP I dragged out is years old and is a large afghan pattern using Lion Brand Homespun yarn. I will NEVER EVER let someone else chose the pattern and the yarn. As much as I love my daughter this project has been like the washcloth from hell except a million times worse! First of all the yarn is horrid to work with...really horrid. And the pattern is crochet but with a BPC and FPC throughout which are back post and front post clusters. I have started and put away this project 3-4 times at least. I even had a friend , who's a better crocheter than I, try it and give up. This was several years back before I retired. I was cleaning out and came upon the hundred or more skeins of yarn to make this gigantic afghan (okay, maybe I'm exaggerating a bit) and decided I had too much money invested in it to give up plus, now that I was retired maybe I would have the patience and time to figure it out and so I did! It is and will continue to be a "slow boat to China" and it may take years to finish but I am determined plus won't my daughter be surprised!
These are 2 pictures of the aforementioned blanket.
This is what I have done so far and I'm only on the second row. The rows are 223 chains long and the yarn is still horrid and gets caught, so there is no way you can speed up even when you have the pattern memorized. Plus, the yarn my daughter chose is a heathered/mottled green and pink which makes it hard as heck to see your stitches but will also do a good job of hiding mistakes. The problem is, when you make a mistake with the BPC or the FPC it shows down the road and the other stitches don't work out so....there you have it. This project should have a YOP year all to itself! LOL!
Happy Springtime! I bought these bulbs the other day .98 each at Walmart and it's been beautiful here. I was going to plant them but it is now snowing out.....of course!