Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A few projects & Housework

An afghan I've been working on here and there. It's about 4 feet wide by (as of now) 3 1/2 feet long. I found the multi-color on clearance and bought the solid to match. It's a dusty blue that is a bit darker than this picture shows. The repeat is one row of 5 chains and 3 single crochets in one row, then 7 doubles in the chain space (for the shell) and one single in the middle single crochet. It will be like this when done: a section of multi-colored, a large section of blue, another section of the multi, then finished with either just the blue or multi if I have any left.

Close up.

I took out a project I'd started before Christmas: a little boy's bucket hat. This is flannel which I've lined with some interfacing. This will probably be the inside, although it should be reversible. I don't know what I'm doing for the outside--maybe denim. When it's done, it goes in my giftie box.

The fabric is a remnant of moire that I found on clearance. It has a shine to it. It's just one of those things I picked up because it was cheap and pretty. Then I realized there was enough to make new curtains for my office/sewing room. I have finished almost all the edges and now am at the point where I have to break out the ironing board.

Housework? Not my favorite, but ya gotta do it. My big project of the day is straightening up the laundry room. Mostly because I have exactly one of every sock that I own! So I gathered up all the socks I could find and threw them in the wash. I'm also sorting out things by categories, like towels or things that need to be ironed. Hmmm, I guess I will be taking that ironing board out soon!