Slow progress

Momma Bear here,   it has been a long while between posts, busy time of the year I guess.  My progress on DD’s crochet blanket is coming along.  I now have only four more color changes left and about a million ends to deal with.   Loving  the wool eater pattern but I think next time I will try something like a Russian Join to minimize the ends I have to deal with.  How do you all handle projects with lots of ends?



I have also been working on a pair of socks out of Socks That Rock “Hot Flash” and man are they bright.  I love their yarns as not only are the colors out of this world but the base is nice and consistent.  They also wear well no matter how many washes.



The weather here in Jersey has been getting better although we are still getting a few blasts of cold that jeopardize the new seedlings.  It looks like I may get strawberries again this year from the plants my DD gave me last year.  I tucked them in a protected area over winter but was not sure they would make it.  Now I just have to fight the birds for the berries.   It is so nice to see all the signs of spring begin to show. How is the weather by you?



About njbookworm

Academic systems librarian by day, knitting to keep my sanity by night!
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8 Responses to Slow progress

  1. cs1679 says:

    I can’t wait to cuddle under that monster of a blanket!!!!

  2. that blanket looks gorgeous. x

    • njbookworm says:

      Thanks! I have been working on it for awhile now and am trying to get it done before the hot weather really hits us here. As it is it is getting too big and warm to have on my lap. While working. It is giving me hot flashes.

  3. Yvonne says:

    That blanket will be a treasure for many years! I hate lose ends! I try to fasten the ends at once as I go…otherwise I do think I will never get that boring part done!

    • njbookworm says:

      Thanks, I hope so, my DD felt it had a retro feel and since I was looking to match her couch I played into that color scheme. Now my hubby wants one for us. Needless to say it will be awhile before I start another.

      Just watched a tutorial on the magic knot method for dealing with ends. What do you do to work them as you go?

  4. Yvonne says:

    I just take a needle and sew the ends in as invisible as possible. Magic knot sounds interesting, I have to check that out! Thanks for the “Follow” 🙂

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