I started off week #1 with a finish and I have another one for week #2! I hope I can keep this up for the whole year! Yeah, right! LOL!
Here's my second finish for this year..............the cell phone cover for my daughter as one of her Advent gifts. I think it turned out cute. It was easy and quick so if any of you are looking for gifts to give this is a good one. You wouldn't have to use those colors. It was in the Boho Crochet book.
I started Candy Kisses (on Ravelry) only about 7 times!!! I found the pattern and even her tutorial to be very confusing but I must be the only one as all the comments were how easy it was and how clear her instructions were! Huh? Betsy Queen took a stab at them and she had no problem either so it must be me! I finally rewrote her instructions in a manner I could understand and tried again. I know there are mistakes and there is a little buckle in the middle but I'm forging ahead. I love the yarn but the only problem is that when I tried to undo my crochet to start over it kept knotting and I couldn't undo it so much yarn was thrown away. Hopefully, I'll have enough to finish. This is not a pattern I would use again.
Now, on the bright side, I am LOVING the Brill shawl. I love the Quince yarn for sure and the pattern for the edging is adorable! I am really loving the knitting even though it is not T.V. watching knitting but the process is very enjoyable. When this is done I am going to do more of the edging to tack to my shelves. I love it that much! I have 5 complete patterns out of 33 to complete the border of the shawl. So, I have 28 more of 14 rows each to finish. Wouldn't that make the cutest shelf edging? Another rabbit hole I would like to go down right now but I won't. I promise! I am enjoying having some finishes and I already have one lined up for next week!
I did work on a few other projects but not enough to photograph. I ordered some needed supplies for the Mexican tray project, and I cut fabric for Amy's Frida Kahlo basket only to realize I didn't have enough so I was able to find more and I ordered it.
I did get some "treasures" this week.................some Stylecraft Special DK acrylic yarn
The first pattern of 12 in a mystery SAL through Fat Quarter Shop by Lori Holt................
Some undyed sock yarn for me to dye!
My 4th of July sock yarn.........these are both from Knit Picks
and then these beautiful minis from Hue Loco........slowly accumulating minis for a project way down the road.....
That's all for this week. I had a good, balanced week with regular chores, some outdoor progress and indoor too. I hope you had a good week and stay safe!