Clear skies and sunshine

Today’s weather (like Wednesday’s and Tuesday’s) was perfect not only for selecting colors for crochet projects and working on them, but also for drying laundry, a rather large assortment of which had accumulated during a lengthy stretch of days when the weather for drying wet laundry was not so ideal.

With so many of my projects in medias res, I decided that the first thing I needed to do was finish something, so after I had done some laundry, run some errands, and eaten lunch, I cut some strands of blue yarn with which to make braids for the Red Heart Super Saver deflt earflap hat I had crocheted:

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Blue earflap crochet hat with braids

I liked the festive finish the braids gave the hat, and was then able to turn my attention to Tamara Kelly’s Eloise sweater.

Yesterday, I finished the yoke. Here it is laid out:

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A peachy keen yoke for the Eloise crochet sweater-to-be

and here it is folded as if to be worn:

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A crochet sweater in need of sleeves

This morning, after walking the dog and while waiting for the washer cycle to finish a load of laundry, I added both sleeves, and one cuff before I was subsumed by the day’s chores:

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The nearly completed Eloise crochet sweater

Then, while I waited for my son to finish his trumpet lesson, I worked on the the peachy keen hat:

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I start putting the finishing touches on the peachy keen crochet earflap hat

Here is the ensemble as it appeared shortly before sunset:

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An almost ready for prime time crochet ensemble

Come Wednesday, I will have to gather together what I have managed to finish and call it done so that I can get this sent to my cousin in time for her to make Christmas special for the family she has adopted, and if my crochet projects bring the family even one one-hundredth the joy making them has brought me, it will be more than worth my time.

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2 thoughts on “Clear skies and sunshine

  1. Love the sweter and plan to make one for a friends baby when winter comes. please hurry winter do not like the 38 C we are having at the moment, just hope their is not many 40+ this year.
    Have a fab Christmas
    Audra

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