I hope everyone who had a holiday weekend had a great one! I know I did. We went up to visit my parents in Los Angeles, where I was born and raised. Like anyone who has lived in LA for any significant time, I have a love/hate relationship with the city. Since I've been away for about 5 years (other than small visits), it's mostly love at the moment. I know that would change quickly if I were to move back, that still doesn't keep me from wanting to!
Unfortunately, because of my small vacation, I didn't get much crocheting done. I was hoping to do some up in LA, but we were busy most of the time we were there. Luckily, some of that time was spent buying yarn, but that's for another post soon.
This week's WIPW projects are:
The afghan I've been working on for quite some time now got a little bigger! I showed you where I was at with it in WIPW1 and WIPW3. Here it is as of yesterday (Tuesday). I'm loving it so far, even more than I thought I would. After I finish the current square, I'll move onto the oatmeal solid color and then back to the brown with oatmeal flecks.
I started making the beret pattern from the current Crochet Today! magazine for a friend's Christmas present, who adores all hats. I got a little ways in and realized that I was doing the stitches way too tight. This is a huge problem of mine, something that I seriously need to stop doing. Today I decided to start all over again, and this is what I have so far of the new one. It's still coming out a little smaller than the gauge suggests with the pattern, but will just add another row or two of increase to solve the problem.
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