I finished knitting (size 11 circular needles) and crocheting (size G / 4.25 mm hook) the variegated coppery brown nylon thread with the size 10 black or white thread crocheted with sparkly sequined thread. I wanted a valance lacey enough for the light to penetrate without being too open for the hot winter sun.
I was pleased with the coppery brown one so, of course, I decided to take blue variegated, white thread and turquoise thread with the sparkly sequined thread on the Colorado tour M and I did over the weekend.
Both valances are about 7 1/2 feet long, the coppery one is about a foot deep and the blue is almost 2 feet deep. I haven’t washed them yet – that may be a hand wash only situation and I didn’t include any beads in either of them. I think the sparkly sequined thread has enough bling to keep me enthralled (oooooh, sparkly!). The plants won't burn in the windows when the sun is lower in the sky this winter. I imagine the sparkly sequin thread will glow when the sun hits it. That will be cheerful in February!
Here's the blue from the outside:
I have some metallic thread in stash that I thought I would crochet with a size D hook... something to fool around with til I have something else on my mind.
I have (still) 3 pair of socks in the project bag – 2 pair are solar dyed and the other is a heavier sock yarn which will be good for winter socks. Who wants to think about winter now? But the light is changing and so I drift to projects for the winter.
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