Besides working on the Afghan for my Mother I completed a Shamrock Garland from Susies Stuff Blog as well as some dish cloth's from some yarn stash I have. I still have 1 tote of yarn to get rid of. I am trying to complete projects quickly but I also want to complete things that are useful.
I love Amigurumi's but right now with space being so tight (as well as $$) I just can't see the point unless they are for gifts. I don't think I could even make them for the shelter anymore seeing as regulations on children's projects/toys are becoming stricter.
I completed a hat for my hubby. (It's actually the third try) He is a bit picky on the size and the feel and the stitch so it did take me three times :) to satisfy him. I finally did it with a very thin cotton yarn both in sky blue and sea foam. I put two strands together and used a half double crochet stitch and kept using his head as a form and stopped when he felt that the size was perfect. I think it came out wonderfully.
Creme de la Creme Worsted Weight 2.5 oz (70.9g)
Coats and Clark Free Patterns http://www.coatsandclark.com
Color: 0649 Forest
Dish cloth measures 8 3/4" x 8 3/4"
Crochet Hook: 5mm (US H), Yarn needle
Gauge: 14sts = 4"; 12 rows = 4" Pattern
Ch 32 loosely
Row 1: (RS) SC in 4th ch from hook, *ch1, skip next ch, sc in next ch; rep from * across; turn
Row 2: *Ch3, sc in sp; rep from * across; turn
Row 3: Ch3, sc in sp, *ch 1, sc in sp; rep from * across; turn. Rep Rows 2 and 3 until 8 3/4" from beginning, end Row 3. Fasten off. Weave in ends.