Welcome to Episode 96: Little fun facts about the brain; The journey to piece felted crochet blocks for a charity blanket; Experimenting to find the perfect dog sweater; Finding terror and beauty at Megwil Point
Brainy Thing: 13:22 Behind the Redwood Curtain: 21:37
Margaret finished the crocheted blocks (from The Big Book of Granny Squares by Tracey Lord) for a lap blanket. She finished #33, #133, #66 and #178 and two others she didn’t write down. Now she plans to piece together the blocks with a stitch of some sort but she’s not sure what yet. Finally she wants to felt it. She hopes the finished results will be a nice felted blanket that she’ll donate to charity. The yarns are Valley Yarns 100 % Wool Northampton Bulky Light Grey and Araucania Yarns Nature Wool Chunky Deep red/black or black/red. Her hook size was K.
Catherine is working on her template sweater or test sweater out of an inexpensive acrylic (Caron) for her son-in-law. The name of the yarn is Yarnspirations by Caron Big Cakes in the Summer Berry Tart Colorway (gradient) out of 100% acrylic. She’ll check against this sweater to be able to get accurate measurements and then make a new one out of a pricier yarn. The one she’s doing now can also go to him as a house sweater or to charity. The pattern, Andoa, https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/andoa-pullover is free on Ravelry, from Nora Gaughan for Berroco.