Good evening everyone hope you are all well? All settling into the new norm? Anyone else feel like a child again? Do it this way, actually no do it that way? Don’t know about you but I don’t seem to know what to do for the best at minute.
Anyway I got asked by a fisherman to make a lap blanket in traditional camouflage and boy did I have trouble getting this yarn. It was either sold out everywhere I looked or really expensive.
I opted for Red Heart Super Saver as for what it was needed for looked like the best option. When it arrived I was super excited to get started. I decided to go with c2c to add to the chunky feel of the yarn.
It took 5 skeins to complete, purely because I ran out a few rows from the end of finishing, (annoying) so as I had to order another one, I added a simple border and a pocket for what ever fishermen need a pocket for. Everyone loves a pocket right?
I think it turned out pretty cool in the end, I do hope the customer likes it as much as I do. It make a great change to make something male orientated it’s not often we do in this craft so it make a great change.
Well this isn’t like me but I’m a bit behind this week, it’s been a bit to warm to work on this beauty this week but managed to get it finished last night. Finished just in time for the penultimate week being released tomorrow. Wow week 11, and what a crazy 11 weeks it has been.
How have you spent your lockdown? Made something you are really proud of? Then please do share.
Week 10 was a fabulous combination of stitches and once these rows were completed all the colours just popped.
I still have quite a bit of yarn left so do we think the final 2 weeks will be rounds? I guess I only have a few hours to find out.
Good evening everyone, I hope you’ve had a good weekend, It has been very hot and sunny here in the UK and I hope you have made the most of it safely.
Well this weeks rows, inspired by waves, 12 puff stitch waves continuing on the top and bottom edges of the blanket. Sounded a breeze this week, how wrong could I have been.
I could not get my rows to line up, no matter what I did, I frogged so many times and had to turn to the group on Facebook for help. Turns out I was right on the first go, GRRRRRR #annoying #lol.
Not many more weeks to go now cannot believe how quick it has gone to be honest, seems like only a couple of weeks ago that we all started. I cannot wait till it’s all finished now though and it’s in my new home.
Roll on week 9, wishing my life away on a blanket here lol, ahhhhh crochet love.
Evening everyone, I hope you’re all having a great long holiday weekend so far (UK). Another week is complete and with it a realisation that I made a mistake on week 6 that I am not now rectifying (Shhhh no one can see it or tell so I’ll not mention it anymore).
This week we did the opposite side to Week 6 and 4 rows of the top and bottom, now it’s really starting to look like a blanket. Can’t wait for Friday and week 8, I wonder if we will start working in rounds now???
Enjoy the rest of your weekend, thanks for reading.
During lockdown we’ve seen a significant increase in craft kits online. I guess now more than ever, more and more people have taken up something new.
Have you started a new hobby or craft?
Will you continue with it post lockdown?
If you have and are enjoying whatever it is you are doing that you do continue with it. Crochet is my escape and helps me to destress. I can get lost in a pattern and watching it come together into something wonderful.
There are so many crafts and hobbies out there now with so much online support and tutorials there is no better time, so if you’ve seen something that you think you might like to try then go for it, nothing to lose have you?
I’ve had my eye on furls for a while, within my social media circles relating to crochet it’s hard not to notice their fantastic range of crochet hooks. I spotted their quarantine kit of a hook, yarn and choice of patterns to download and decided to order one. I had to change my original choice due to demand but I didn’t mind.
I finished a few projects off and decided to get the yarn out and wind it ready to use. Never, I repeat never do this late at night with no ones arms or a chair back to help you. It almost went in the bin a couple of times.
I picked out the princess cowl pattern because the Whims Merino yarn was so soft it was the perfect option. It worked up really quickly and within a couple of hours it was done. A lovely little project to fill a couple of hours thank you Furls.
Enjoy the rest of your evening, Thank you for reading
Blimey I’m half way through already, no small squares this week, we just made a big one. This weeks is inspired by seashells and saw us all making up all the squares and one edging.
Had quite a bit of frogging this week though, only through my own stupidity frustratingly. Firstly I almost finished the 2nd row of the edging and realised it was the wrong colour, then I ended up with way more shells than I needed on another and realised I clearly cannot count.
Got there in the end though, I laid it out once I’d finished to take the picture for today’s blog and had to marvel at the amount of work involved so far. You don’t realise when you’re making it because you get lost in the pattern. The colours just hit you and pop.
It’s starting to get heavy now it’s all coming together and can’t wait for next week, Loving it.
Hello everyone and Happy Monday to you, hope you are all well?
I had a delayed start this week on week 5’s squares due to one thing or another but I couldn’t wait to get started. I was so happy once I did I just loved this week, inspired by sea glass that gets washed up on our shores which of course meant the return of the bobbles.
And the introduction of a new stitch for me, Pineapple Clusters, What a great effect this stitch makes. Took a while to get my head and fingers around to start with though. Once I did the next couple of rounds where a breeze.
I really enjoyed this week, and I think it’s my favourite so far. It’s also the last of the squares and I do believe that we start putting them all together next week. Roll on Friday and week 6.