Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A little bit of everything...



... Well, not really, but I have done much more than the previous week. Only the Garter Yoke Cardi didn't get a look in this week. Mainly because I'd forgotten where I'd put it. I've now located it in its little bag in my office so hopefully there will be some time later this week to make some progress with it. Here it is, as it looks now:



These past couple of days I've been slightly obsessed with my Granny Square Blanket.



This is such a long-term project and it's using up scrap yarn that's accumulated over many years. Now, though, it's nearing completion. I've finally figured out how to attach the squares. For a long time I was balking at the idea that I may have to sew all these little squares together, in particular when I was imagining the untidy hand sewing that I was bound to produce. The other day, though, I suddenly hit upon the solution - I'm going to crochet them together. I immediately set out to try it and lo and behold, it works, it looks tidy and it's a lot less fussy than sewing all these pieces together.


I still have a number of squares to complete, and ideally I'd like the blanket nice and big, but I've made a lot of progress on this these past few days and I'm so in love with its mad and mismatched look!



Apart from that I've also been busy with my Lombard Street socks.  can't show you a picture because I've forgotten them at work, but I've turned the heel! There was some slight pattern confusion because the patterns is written for dpns and I'm using a circular needle, but fortunately by that point I'd basically memorised the lace pattern anyway and I just ignored the lace instructions post-heel and carried on with the pattern as before. It's working well and I should complete sock #1 soon.

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26 comments:

  1. oh, Iris! The blanket is divine!!!! I can just see cozying up in that in front of a fire with a cup of tea!!!! I always find it rather funny how my allegiance to projects keeps switching from one to the other----totally understand the blanket love at the moment.

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    1. Thanks Steph. :) I have visions of snuggling up in it in front of the fire this winter... I'm terribly fickle when it comes to my crafts projects. I'm hoping this current bout of blanket love will push me over the finish line with this project.

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  2. OH that blanket is gorgeous! I love it's mis matcheyness and yet it somehow looks so earthy. The join as you go method is just perfect for it. I use it at times when the blanket I'm working on calls for it but it's so quick and sew ends in free. Looking forward to seeing your sock it sounds like you've made great progress on it.

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    1. Thank you! It was the perfect project to use up all those little bits and pieces. Lots of sewing in of ends, though...

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  3. Your squares look so yummy! Love them and the colours you use!

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  4. the granny squares are so fun! that will look amazing when it is finished.

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    1. Thank you. I can't wait to finally see it finished!

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  5. I love making granny squares, your blanket is fabulous, I love the array of colours........I laughed at the fact you forgot where you put one of your projects, I'm always loosing mine too.

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    1. Granny squares are such fun! I'm a bit disorganised and also a bit fickle with my projects so misplacing them has happened before. ;)

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  6. Oh, I love the granny square blanket! That's going to be awesome. :-)

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  7. Love that granny square blanket! It'll be awesome when it's done!

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    1. Thank you! I can't wait to finish it!

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  8. Your blanket looks amazing! And how nice to be using wool collected over a long period of time. I crochet my squares together as I go but I still have all the ends to weave in from my squares :)

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    1. Thank you! :) I managed to sew most of the ends for the squares in, but I still have all those ends from the brown surrounds and from sewing it together. I think that will keep me busy for a while once I've finished assembling it...

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  9. All the bright colors look amazing!

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  10. Granny squares are addictive - the blanket is going to be awesome!

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    1. They are addictive, aren't they? Just one more square, just one more square...

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  11. That first shot is great! This brown gives an earthy vibe to your squares, making the numerous colors pop and be like beds of flowers.

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    1. Thanks m'dear! I was agonising for ages over what colour to use for the 'frames', and brown is one of the few colours that I felt goes with everything.

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  12. Yay for you finding the solution to crochet them together! I love the look of your blanket, you make me wanna crochet again! Boo for achy wrists :( For now I'll just enjoy looking at your crochet projects!

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    1. Thanks for leaving a comment. I was so happy to hit on that solution - it's so neat and also quite quick, which is never a bad thing... ;) What a shame you can't crochet because of your wrists. I assume it's that twisty kind of motion of hooking yarn that is the problem?

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  13. The blanket looks really cozy!

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