Past Couple Weeks Crafting: 3.5.23

It has been a crochet heavy couple of weeks. It all started with a snow storm that locked down traffic for just under 15 hours. We don’t get a lot of snow where I’m at and we certainly got more than we expected. Mainly, I have been working on turning the pile of mystery patterns I found last month into physical items. Some of them turned out to be pretty ok, others not so much.

Crochet in a car

I parked on US 26 after being in barely moving traffic for 3 hours. Working on this was a great distraction, but after another hour I drove down the shoulder back to the nearest exit and battel my way through town to get home. It takes me 40 minutes to get to get home from work usually. That day it took 6 hours that day. Which was apparently a shorter commute than others had. Would not recommend.

A weird slipper

This was from a pattern I wrote in 2016. I only made one to see how it would turn out. I will not be making the other one ๐Ÿ™‚

A finished shrug

Here is the completed shrug from my last post. I love the pattern and how it turned out. I apparently wrote this pattern when I was a size small, however, because it’s needs to be graded up a bit to fit me. The pattern itself is at least written now so I can work on writing for different sizes.

A granny square sweater vest

This one is also a pattern that I think worked out well. I used this red sparkly yarn that I think gives it just the right amount of pop while still being something that can be worn in a casual setting.

Crochet hook case for crochet hooks

This is the make I am most proud of this week. While I was not able to do the Rose City Yarn Crawl in person due to the snow that week, I did do the virtual crawl and got a new set of Knitters Pride crochet hooks from the Knotty Lamb. I love using them and an so glad that I found them.

I wanted a case for them and was looking around for a pattern but ended up just winging this one based on a combo of what I saw on the webs. I used yarn that I got at a thrift shop and finally found a use for these buttons that have been hanging around for forever. It was also a very quick make, taking less than 4 hours all said and done.

Temperature snake update

Last but not least, I got caught up with my Planet June Temperature Snake crochet along (CAL). I love that each round is only 20 stitches so even if I am a couple weeks behind, it only takes me about an hour to catch up ๐Ÿ™‚

I have some plans for continuing to work on patterns over the next couple weeks. I will be updating some of my larger patterns with the help of the light table at my parents house and hopefully finishing another sweater from a 2016 pattern. Maybe I will branch out into non-yarn crafting again as well!

See you all next time!

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