clneeley's blog

Latest Afghan

My nephew has been begging me for years now to make him an afghan. Well, I had other projects I had started and needed to finish before starting anything else. I was finally able to start on his afghan in March and this is the final product. I'm going to make him suffer a while longer and give it to him in August as a birthday present. One nephew down and two nieces and two nephews to go.

On a crochet kick

I was looking at the photos of the people I follow on Instagram and noticed one person crocheting a ripple afghan. So, I decided I was going to learn the pattern. After a few searches, I found a pattern and picked up the crochet hook. Here are a couple that I have been working on. Planning on these being Christmas gifts for my niece and mother. I hope to get at least one more done before the holidays that I can give it to a local children's home.

Latest project

Here's the latest project I've been working on. I decided to use Knit Picks Chroma yarn instead of Noro. The colors I chose for this scarf are Bittersweet Heather and Pool Party. Nothing spectacular but I like it.

DPNs vs two circular needles vs Magic Loop for socks

Yes, I've been bitten by the sock bug. I've been learning how to knit socks using DPNs but I noticed that there is usually a gap where the instep and gusset meet. So, I was wondering if using either two circular needles or the magic loop method would help minimize this problem. Thanks in advance.

In an adventurous mood.

I felt like undertaking a new adventure yesterday afternoon, so I brought out this sock yarn I had purchased not too long ago and found a online tutorial on how to knit socks. The sock could look a whole lot better but I'm not going to complain too much about it since it is my first try. I didn't pay too much attention to the leg portion because this was just a practice sock. I was more interested in learning about the heel flap, turning the heel, the gusset and toe decreases.