Maker’s Monday – Madness

Jeannie Gray said
” It’s Makers’ Monday. Tell me all about what you’re making.”

Moods of Change is waiting under the table,
looking resentful as I am playing with Mandela Madness
instead of working on Red and Grey.

I found Mandela Madness by wandering around
the lovely crocheted projects
I keep seeing on Facebook.
(Aren’t you glad it’s spelled with 8 letters instead of 2 sets of 4)

I searched through my tub of dishcloth cotton
to see what I could use in my play.
I like to try new patterns with dishcloth cotton because
I can see the stitches
I love the soft colors
It is a firm yarn
It is cheap.
The biggest negative is it does not give/have stretch.

Helen at Crystals and Crochet designed this Mandela Madness.
Look here
It’s All in a Nutshell made incredible videos of the crocheting round by round.
Look here
I fell, hook, yarn and pattern.

Part 2, row 22

Isn’t she pretty

My box with colors waiting.
I don’t know how far I’ll go,
as I don’t have enough yarn to do the whole beautiful thing
but some day I would love to complete the ‘Madness”

See what finally arrived in the mail.

A new book filled with lovely crocheted and knitted items.
Socks and shawls and cowls and afghans
and a baby sweater and
the reason I bought the book:
A Bear in a Bunny Suit

I bought the grey and spring greens and blues on Saturday
from Rumpelstiltskin, my second favorite yarn shop in Sacramento.

Moods of Change in Red and Grey
is in the basket under the table in tears.

Joining with Jeannie here.

Maker’s Monday – on Wednesday

Jeannie Gray said
” It’s Makers’ Monday. Tell me all about what you’re making.”

March 14
All ordered yarn is here.
4 skeins of grey
6 skeins of variegated reds, grey, black

Back to Moods of Change,
designer Frank o’Randle

Starting with row 50
after ripping out the grey
to use the variegated as per the pattern.

By Monday 19
rows 50-54 with variegated
rows 55-57 with red
(row 57 consisted of 594 double crochets)
rows 58-part of 62 grey
(row 59 boasted 648 single crochets and
108 single crochet 2 together)
were completed.

Let me tell you this afghan is getting heavy
and there is no room for a dozing cat on my lap.
The cats cannot understand this.
The lap just looks cozier
with all that lovely yarn as a cushion.

Linking with Jeannie Gray and other Makers.
Ravelry link Red & Grey

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Makers’ Monday – A Couple Day’s Late

Jeannie Gray said
” It’s Makers’ Monday. Tell me all about what you’re making.”

A couple days late . . .

I worked very diligently to get this afghan
finished for gifting by Saturday.
I finished the rows,
crocheted the edge,
and wove in all the ends.
I spread it out on the bed
and saw this wobbly mess.

The double crochet rows were nice and even,
but when I worked the pattern rows
my tension was tighter.
No way could I block out that problem.

Nothing to do but rip it all out.

Isn’t this box of little yarn balls cute?

I’m trying a five point star pattern,
and having to tie little balls of yarn together
to make it all the way around a row.

This Afghan, Spice of Life 2,
went to the shower with me on Saturday.

The waiting is over,
the red variegated yarn for Galaxy of Change
was picked up from the post office this morning.

Tomorrow is another day to crochet.

Linking with Jeannie Gray and other Makers.
Ravelry notes for Spice of Life 2.

Makers’ Monday

Jeannie Gray said
” It’s Makers’ Monday.  Tell me all about what you’re making.”


Ripple for Travis

February 5, 2018 about 1:45am

Folded up ready to deliver
Approximately 48″ X 80″

Mood of Change is the next project to be finished.
I don’t know when I started this.

Linking with Jeannie

Ravlery Ripple for T notes
Ravelry Moods of Change notes

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