FO Friday – It’s the Little Things that Count

weather afghan April square

The bad part about working on larger projects is I don’t have much to share from week to week.  I’m currently working on another sweater for Little Chick – a short-sleeved one that she should be able to wear this summer … as long as it’s not too hot or she doesn’t grow too fast.  Neither of those conditions is looking good as Old Farmer’s Almanac is forecasting a hot, dry summer and Little Chick is back to 1/3 to 1/2 inch growth spurts per month … again.

I took a short break from sweater-making and whipped up another Almost Lost Washcloth.

Almost Lost Washcloth

A friend stopped over and thought I had made a doily.  I guess it is a little fancy for a washcloth/dishcloth.  Since Papa doesn’t like to use these in the kitchen, I’ll probably add them to our stash of washcloths upstairs in the bathroom.  We need more … now that the weather has been perfectly wonderful the last few days, Little Chick has been spending almost her entire days outdoors.  And coming home filthy!  It’s about time.  The whole family was cooped up too much this winter and I like seeing her run around, having fun.

Pattern: The Almost Lost Washcloth
Designer: Julie Tarsha
Yarn: Pisgah Yarn & Dyeing Co., Inc Article 74C, Country Cotton Cones (discontinued)
Colorway: 173 Spring Meadows
My Rav project page

I forgot to mention a couple of weeks ago that I was caught up on my weather afghan.  Now, of course now it’s the end of May so I’m behind again.

weather afghan April square

April’s block showed a visual “lightening” of the temperatures with only a few dark splotches.  The end of April sagged in temperatures.  The Grey color represents temps in the ’40s.

temperature ranges for weather afghan

I made a slight change in the temperature color scheme last month too.  I kept looking back at my February block and wasn’t happy with the color arrangement.  Here’s a reminder of what it looked like:

weather afghan - February

In the picture, it doesn’t look too bad, but that rose color just seemed glaringly “off” to me compared to the other colors.  So I bought some yarn for this project.  I’ll be rather happy if I only end up buying two skeins of yarn to complete the afghan.  I found that Caron made this beautiful soft yellow color and felt it would work nicely with the rest of the colors I had.

Caron Simply Soft - Soft Yellow 863

Rather than try to find in the store, I purchased from someone on Ravelry that was looking to get rid of these skeins (did you know you can search in other people’s stashes looking at “for sale or trade” yarns?).

The unfortunate part about changing the colors was that the rose color was at the beginning of the month.  When I tried to remove it, I just ended up with a mess so I ended up making the whole block over again.  I think it looks much better now.

weather afghan February square remake

It’s still rather shocking to look at, but it’s supposed to be.  It was 80+°F in Florida and we came back to 10-20°F temps back in Wisconsin when we returned a few days later.

5 Replies to “FO Friday – It’s the Little Things that Count”

  1. The weather project is fabulous! If I could actually knit I was so do this. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. The weather afghan is actually crochet – which I think is easier than knitting. Youtube videos are great for learning. Don’t despair though – you sew, which I’m not so good at. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Kristina & Millie says: Reply

    love the pattern! and the ‘doily’ one is too pretty for a washcloth 🙂 Stop by sometime and visit us at our Snickerdoodle Sunday!

    1. Thanks for stopping by! I’ll have to check out your link party. And I may need to start stalking your blog as I love the AG ideas!

  3. Love that washcloth. Believe or not, I never have patience to knit them. I feel like a bad knitter. I’ve never finished one.

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