Nothing Compares 2 U

“I could put my arms around every boy I see…

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What Have I Done To Deserve This?: Off da Hook

“You always wanted me to be something I wasn’t…

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Nothing Compares 2U: Cast On

“It’s been seven hours and fifteen days…

Nothing Compares 2UHaving made When Doves Cry, a knit bias shawl, I am loving the construction and wanted to make another of my own design.

On my first attempt I was starting with a k1, yo, but that did not make joining new colors any easier, so I switched sides and began with K the whole row and ending with a k2tog at the end (beginning side). This made new color add a little easier to manage, not so loose.

I have completed my first garter stitch section and have begun a yo, k2tog lace pattern, which I have also just completed. The next section with be a continuous garter section of the leftovers of the colors used so far. After that, back to black, though in what stitch has yet to be determined.

Ugh! I already noticed a mistake in the lace, but I am not tinking or frogging back.

What Have I Done To Deserve This?: Strip 3 Complete

Oh my God! I am so glad to be done with crochet seed stitch. Now I need to figure out how I am doing to seam these strips together.  My first thought is double-sided, slip-stitching for ease of matching stitch counts when the opposing stitch patters will differ. Whatever the choice will be the next post will be to mark the completion of this project.

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What Have I done To Deserve This? – Strip 3 Complete

What Have I Done To Deserve This?: Strip 3 Update

“What have I, what have I, what have I done to deserve this?

Well, I have 40 inches; 32 more to go.

I had to pull out my stash bin for more white yarn, having already used one Caron One Pound and three Red Heart Super Savers. I found some smaller skeins in my stash; I hope they are sufficient to complete this project. I had also found a bag of white, with a bag of black during my stash search; I’d hate to touch that, as it appears to be a project in it’s potential state.

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What Have I Done To Deserve This?: Strip 3 Started

“How am I gonna get through?

I am on the last strip of the afghan, thank heavens. It took a while to get the right width, and even when I did, sometimes it measures out one inch bigger. Aiyaa! I don’t think I will work in crochet seed stitch again for a while.

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What Have I Done To Deserve This?: Strip 2 Complete

“Every day, so many drinks; Such pretty flowers…

Took me about two days, only because I am lazy.

Now for Strip 3: 20.5 inches x 72 inches: all, in white crochet seed stitch…aiyaa!

Can you see my helper in the background?

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What Have I Done To Deserve This? Strip 2