Saturday, May 23, 2020

Walks and crocheting

With the stay at home rules relaxed a bit, we took the kids and the dogs to the river for some fresh air and a small walk. I can move around easier since my surgery, however, it's only for small walks. We all had a good time and want to visit the beach, not now but soon.

I'm still crocheting right now more than tatting. This is a simple scarf pattern by Crystal from BagODay crochet on Youtube. I was looking for a project to use all those skeins of Nako Vals yarn on. It has a very fuzzy fluff that is starting to drive me crazy. I have used up about a third of one skein on this so far. I like the look of these shells. None one likes scarves here, so I needed to switch over to another project for the yarn. I could always extend the base chain and make a pillow/blanket/shawl out of it but undoing this yarn is difficult. It keeps fraying and thinning out badly when you try to frog it. This is a commitment yarn, as it's difficult to undo stitches made with it. Fortunately, I came across another granny stitch that I can use the yarn on.
This is the first square almost completed. I was debating on where to include the red on this pattern. I was thinking perhaps between the cream and grey. I could also just use it as a divider row between black and work in reverse with the colors. White-cream-grey-black then red then black-grey-cream-white, then red again and repeat the color changes.

Honey says he can't make out the difference from the white and cream. It is hard to see the difference in florescent light but in natural light it is obvious. I took a picture then enhanced it. I will admit, I had a hard time seeing the difference at first too. On the enhanced picture it is more noticeable.

I think this will be the last week I work on crochet. I am starting to feel the urge to go back to my shuttles. Speaking of shuttles....the Shaker shuttle I was working on, I ordered more UV resin and small inclusions to keep making the prototype. I also ordered liquid silicone so I can make a cleaner mold to use both epoxy and UV resin with.

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