Wednesday, November 7, 2018

False starts

Sometimes I can dive right in with a project and all goes well. Other times... hmmm.

I decided to start Ashley's necklace first. I wasn't so sure I'd like tatting with black thread, but so far, so good... with the thread, that is! I eagerly started tatting and quickly realized the rings were going to be too big... snip! I tried another stitch count... still too big... snip! Then I forgot to string beads... snip! I forgot to add the jump ring, but I'm not snipping this time. I'll figure something out.

My friend Kalah sent a picture of a waffle stitch afghan she had made for her grandson, and I knew that was the pattern I wanted for Aidan's afghan. Aidan loves anything soft and squishy, and this pattern fits the bill! I didn't find an actual afghan pattern, just tutorials on how to do the waffle stitch... easy peasy, right? It took me several tries to get a stitch count and hook size I liked for the pattern. Now that I have it all sorted out, I'm on a roll! My goal is to finish this one by Thanksgiving, which will give me plenty of time to make Eva's. Time to crochet! ...or tat!


  1. OOh yes, I like the waffle stitch. There’s a time for snipping, but it can be frustrating.

    1. Luckily, I was smart enough to check after just a couple of rings!

  2. LOVE the waffle stitch! You're so efficient I bet you get everything done before Christmas ;-)


  3. Lots of crafting!!! Looks like you are off to a good start on the necklace!! :)
    And a great start on the afghan!!! :)
    It looks like a pillow in the picture!!


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