This is a Hue Shift Afghan. I got the kit from Knit Picks a long time ago. I’d planned to knit one square per day to keep me on track for finishing it, but life gets in the way and other projects look like more fun sometimes so here we are years later.
Look at all those ends that need to be hidden. That’s going to take a whole evening. After I made the first quarter of the afghan (the bottom right in the photo above), I read into the instructions more and saw that you could carry one of the colors without cutting it after every square. That cuts down on a lot of the finishing work. All that’s left to do is sew the four quarters together, weave in the ends, and knit the border. If I work on it without laying it aside to sit, I should be able to have it completely finished in less than two weeks. It’s too big to carry around while we work or it would be done even faster.
I do have projects that get taken with me, and they get done a lot faster. They’re smaller, too, so that’s an advantage. Here’s one of those:
This is the Rustic Market Bag from Coffee ‘n Crochet. I used Lion Brand 24/7 cotton that was leftover from a cardigan I made a few years ago. (You can find the 24/7 cotton from the Annie’s link in the banner below.) It’s an easy pattern. I changed the top part a little bit. Instead of crocheting in the back loop, I went through both loops. Then I added one more round because I wanted the handles to be just a little bit wider. The band on the top of the bag was wide enough so I slip stitched the stitches on the last round that went into the top of the bag and did a single crochet on the handles. I liked the pattern well enough I started another one with Yarn Bee Sugarwheel Cotton Mini in the Skip & Hop colorway.
I did all the finishing details on this spare tire cover last week, too. I had crocheted it a while back but left it sitting. It’s a gift for my brother to use on his Volkswagen bus. He’s been unable to use it for a while because his neighbors’ children ran their car into it. His court case may finally be coming to an end so he may be able to get it repaired soon. I figured I better get this out and get it done! It’s all Red Heart Super Saver yarn. It should be durable enough to withstand some weather. Hopefully he will send me a few good photos of it modeled on his Volkswagen to share on here.
Time for me to get back to the yarn! Have a great day, everyone!