this is my WIP this week. it is crocheted with 2 strands held together in cool greens and blues. all solitary skeins that are gathering dust in the closet and under the bed. it is a little wonky around the edges but I hope that that will block out. it is super thick and soft. there are some hand-dyed yarns in there and a few hand spuns.


there are other WIP  but this is the one I can show you. it is kind of weird to be working on this….it is hot here or at least what I call hot. once you get into the mid 70’s or god forbid the 80’s I complain of the heat. so it is kind of weird that I can work on a blanket … it must be all the cool shades.  *my little sister will be proud of me working on my crocheting.

you see my sisters and I are working on a granny stripe blanket together and Peg patiently taught me the pattern while we were in Michigan. I have been terrified that I would forget my lessons and not be able to crochet the stripes when the blanket gets mailed back to me to work on……..so I signed up for a class online with Craftsy. I have been watching the video class and it is helping me to remind how to put the crochet sts I know together. I am pretty confident that I will be able to resume working on the blanket when it is my turn again. I am even thinking that I may be able to read a pattern and try to crochet something else. *yeah I know I am getting a little big for my britches Peg but who knows I might be able to do this.

I don’t think it will ever replace knitting as my passion but I would like to be able to do some of the cute crochet patterns I see on ravelry.DSC00558no reason for this geranium picture other than I thought it looked  old fashioned like my huge granny square. this is a rescued plant from the garden center that looked like it had heat stroke. I don’t know why but this time of year I am draw to plants that look like the x-mas tree in Charlie Brown’s show. pathetic, worn out, old things that are marked down and have no hope of being bought and taken home to be displayed proudly. so I am always thrilled if one of them recover and do anything.

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3 Responses to wip

  1. Linda M. says:

    Lovely and you are using up all those lonely skeins and hanks of yarn. I have crocheted since I was able to hold on to a hook, but have set it aside in the last few years to my first love knitting. Every so often though I still like to pick up a hook, especially if I want to make an afghan, crochet has always seemed faster.

    • Mary Jo says:

      I am having fun learning to crochet. I do know how to do the sts it’s just I don’t know how to read patterns and I sometimes am not sure where to put the hook for the next st.
      the hook is certainly faster than knitting even for a beginner like me my blanket is growing quickly and I even have a second scrappy thing started.

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