This spring, the National Parks Service, in association with America's National Parks, has introduced a program that allows one to get a cancellation for virtual tours completed Spring 2020. Due to Covid-19, nearly all of the national parks have closed, making it impossible to acquire new cancellations for the passport program.Continue reading
FO: Faded Roses Shawl
It took almost two years(!), but I finally got around to blocking this lovely shawl by Kelene Kinnersly. The pattern is called the Faded Roses Shawl.
I used Pisgah Peaches & Creme for the yarn in the colorway Paprika. It's a 100% cotton yarn. After blocking, I noticed the yarn was sort of pilling, and I don't like the drape. The fabric is really stiff.
I plan on remaking this pattern with a DK cotton yarn that's suitable for garments, but with the same size needles as for the worsted yarn. Hopefully that will improve the drape. I need to start using higher quality yarns for these kinds of projects.
More information on this shawl is available on Ravelry.
Throwback: Spooky Spider Cowl Featured on Ravelry
Throwback to that time last year when my Spooky Spider Cowl was featured on the front page of Ravelry! Being featured was a sorta pie in the sky goal of mine, but I definitely didn't expect it, especially not so early into my knitting/crochet career. I was also surprised that this particular project of mine was selected.
The cowl is knitted in worsted-weight cotton yarn.
Original pattern is Spider Cowl by Kitterly.Continue reading
FO: Crochet Planned Pooling Neckwarmers
I just had to jump on the planned pooling bandwagon! Here are two projects I designed using Red Heart Super Savers yarn in the colorway Antique.
If you are not familiar with planned pooling, it is a crochet technique using variegated yarn to produce a specific pattern, most commonly argyle.
You can find more info about these projects on my Ravelry page.
FO: Crocheted Autumn Wreath Project
I have wanted to make the crocheted Fall Wreath by Repeat Crafter Me forever and this year I finally got my act together. I am so happy with how the wreath turned out! I originally attempted it a few years back with cotton yarn before deciding that having a mildew-prone wreath hanging outside during an Iowan autumn might not be the best decision.Continue reading