As I mentioned previously, I started a Keepsake Coverup with some I Love This Yarn I had on hand. Yarn is Antique White, 100% acrylic, 7 oz (199g) 355 yds (325m) skeins. Dye lot 201450.
Keepsake Coverup is a pattern I’ve used many times. It goes quickly and makes a lovely afghan. It is in the book Quick and Cozy Afghans by Leisure Arts. Tip: Ebay has a number of copies much cheaper. Most are pre-owned but there were a few that said new.
Finished size is about 27 1/2″ x 31″, made with an I hook.
The only problem I had with this one is the second skein of ILTY that I picked up (same dye lot) had bits of dark green in it. I picked them out as I ran across the bits, hoping I didn’t miss any. When I finished the ghan, I found another skein in the same dye lot. LOL I could have saved myself some trouble.
I’m also continuing to work on the filet bear afghan. Here’s where I am currently.
This is about 41″ wide and 18″ long. I’m just shy of half done. I was worried about the size but, having measured it, I now think it will be just fine, maybe a little large for a baby afghan but babies grow quickly. 🙂
The yarn I’m using is Bernat Baby Sport which is what Walmart had on hand. I mistook it for Bernat Softee Baby which is a softer yarn but this one is okay too. It’s 100% acrylic, 10.5 oz (300g), 1077 yds (984m) skeins. One might be enough for I’ve got a second one in dye lot 166043 just in case. The color is Baby Yellow.
Since these are huge skeins I used my Thirty-One bin to put it in. (I think that print is gone but there are other cute ones.) That’s working out very well.
More on that when it’s done.
I also have in progress a Bernat Pop lapghan and I have those Annie hats waiting for my itchy fingers to get hold of.