Fourth of July weekend at my mom's was the perfect time to start an afghan. I have my thermostat set above 80°F to save energy, so I'm always a bit cool at my mom's in the summertime.
I'm using a bunch of scrap yarn I've had a while. Mostly, I'm changing colors whenever I finish off the one I'm using. There's enough of a couple of them to do a few rows, switch to something else and use the rest later. There's lots of browns, tans, and greys with enough other colors to liven it up.
I'm calling this a Double Cross Scrapghan. I started with a few rows of double crochet. Now I'm doing a 3 row pattern. I do a row of crossed double crochets, then 2 rows of plain double crochet. Maybe I'll write up a pattern sometime.
To work the crossed double crochets, I skip 1 double crochet and make a double crochet in the next stitch. Then, I reach behind the double crochet I just made and make a double crochet in the skipped stitch. The arrows point at the rows with the crossed double crochets.
Everything is worsted weight yarn, but not all worsted weight is the same thickness. I'm using an I hook on the heavier yarns and a J hook on the not quite as thick ones.
Then there are the ones that are too thin for a J hook. I'm splitting the 2 strands of the Spinnerin Acrylic yarn that Audrey gave away at knitting club last month and combining one strand of that with the lightest weight yarns. If you look carefully at the cream/brown variegated yarn at the top of the photo, you can see it is one of the light worsted weight yarns I'm adding the Spinnerin to.
I apologize that it's been over a week since I've written on this blog. I've been rearranging my activities with goals of getting to bed earlier and being more productive. I'm creating new habits and blogging hasn't happened. I have finished a couple of things that had been stuck on my to do list for a while, so that's a plus.