Monday, June 8, 2020

Week's Worth of Work

I haven't been doing a whole lot of knitting or crochet. I was a bit distracted this past week. I think we all were.

But I did do something. So, this is more of a round up post than anything. 

I'm continuing to work on the baby blanket... 


It's probably about halfway done at this point. (Yes, I took that picture on top of the washing machine. There's a great light right there.) It's very warm. So, of course, I end up working on this on the warmer days. This week the forecast calls for upper 80s, so you know this is probably what I'm going to end up working on. Sigh. 

Then another mask... 


I cut out this fabric at the same time as the last mask I made. (I had a hankering for a red mask. Why? No idea.) I had intended to complete this at the same time as that last mask, but I ran into an issue.

I could not get a needle through this fabric. I spent a good hour trying to pull the needle threaded with the yarn through, and I only managed to get maybe three stitches done. So, thinking that it was a yarn issue, I switched to thread. Another hour, maybe five stitches done. At that point I gave up. 

That night, while in bed attempting to fall asleep, it occurred to me that I had a fabric poking tool from when I put soles on some slippers. (The poking tool was to get holes in the faux leather I used.) 

Then one day last week (I don't recall which day, maybe Monday, maybe Tuesday) I finally pulled the mask out again. I pulled out the poking tool. (An hour of searching on the internet did yield its actual name: awl.) And I made a whole bunch of holes. 

I was able to get the needle threaded with yarn through. Hooray! And it didn't take too much time to complete from there. 

And finally, another shark... 


Because, why not? (Well, because Betty asked for one.) 


The week wasn't a total wash.

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    1. Thanks. I really like that designer's work.

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  2. I got the notice that the shark shipped :) Looking forward to seeing it in person! Glad you solved the mask problem; a red one looks great! People are so creative in the masks they are wearing!

    betty

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  3. An awl. Of course! Great tool when you need one. ~grin~ Well done, and another adorable shark makes me smile. Be well and stay sane.

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    1. It took me way too long to find that word.

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  4. The blanket is coming along. I'm the opposite when it comes to knitting. It gets warm and I loose all interest.

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    1. I've gotten to the point where I need to have something to work on while I watch TV. But I've found that crochet or smaller projects are just fine when it's warm out.

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  5. Those sharks are so cute. They're the new jellyfish :)

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  6. I really like that mask! I've seen many but none in bright red - it would look so cool with a cardinal embroidered on it; just kidding. A mask I bought (made locally) is starting to come apart so I am going to have to make a little repair. Yours is going to be sturdier.

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    1. That would be something. I know there are people and places that can do that sort of embroidery (there are machines that do it easy), so that would be an idea.

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  7. Red is a great colour. It looks like the strap is a little thicker than your last couple? The baby blanket looks soft and cosy and is a really pretty colour.

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  8. Baby blanket is great in colors and varigation. I love those. The shark is awesome. How big is it?
    Isn't it amazing how solutions present themselves as your eyes are closing?

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    1. The body was about 6 inches across. Fin to fin, it was 9 inches across. It was kind of a flattened ball.

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  9. Love the mask - very snazzy! I knew the word awl because I do a lot of crosswords and it's a popular word!

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  10. Love the shark! The mask looks good too.

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  11. I like "poking tool", more descriptive. Someone probably changed it to awl because so many people kept poking themselves and yelling, "Owwwl!"

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  12. Love the shark and the baby blanket. I could see me poking my fingers with the needle.

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