Wednesday, 13 May 2015
Well, it looks like a blanket! All the strips have been crocheted together and I've started putting a border around the edge.
I've gone for a simple treble crochet border.
I'm not quite sure yet whether to do multi-coloured rows (matching the blanket colours) or to go with a plain border. As it's a baby blanket I'm leaning towards multi-coloured. Any thoughts?
I'm dreading weaving in the ends. There are so many. Next blanket I make from scratch is going to be monochromatic!
Wednesday, 29 April 2015
The baby blanket is taking shape. 8 of the 9 strips have been completed. I would have done all 9 but I was missing a couple of squares. Must have miscounted somewhere along the way. Anyway, I've started joining the strips together, but it looks like more yarn will be needed! So much for stash-busting.
Wednesday, 22 April 2015
Anyway on to the WIPs in question:
Red, white and blue crochet blanket
Very little progress to report here. I've completed all of the white-edged squares and have started filling in the gaps with blue. Still quite a few to go though.
Progress has been slow for a very good reason...
...I started a new blanket! I know, I know, but this one is special as it's to be a gift for my husband's cousin who just had a baby about a month ago. I've made really good progress considering how long the RWB blanket has been under construction.
The blanket will be a very generous 1 and a bit metres by 90cm, so hopefully baby won't outgrow it too soon. That's 10 x 9 rows of granny squares. I've crocheted all 90 and am now joining the squares together:
I also found lots of other UFOs, which should give me plenty of fodder for future WIP Wednesday posts!
Friday, 27 February 2015
Sunday, 8 February 2015
Wednesday, 14 January 2015
Wednesday, 19 November 2014
I feel like I also need to mention this Advent calendar. I started it during Advent last year (that's so me) and am in danger of not finishing it in time for this year. It looks a bit odd because it's pinned in a funny way.
Wednesday, 12 November 2014
I think I'll leave it there for now. Blogger's playing up, I can't find the photos I'm looking for and it's time to get the kids! To see what other WIPs are out there head over to Pin Tangle for a nose.
Friday, 10 October 2014
For more about TAST, to join in or to see what everyone else has been stitching, head over to Pin Tangle.
Tuesday, 9 September 2014
I joined TAST at stitch 36 with every intention of keeping up with the weekly 'challenge'. But alas, life and other crafty interests got in the way and it fell by the wayside. Thankfully, Sharon at Pin Tangle has made it easy to stitch along regardless of where you are in the list of stitches. I really do want to improve my embroidery repertoire and it's nice to have a visual record, so I've gone back to the beginning and will work my way through the list. Eventually!
The first two stitches are Fly stitch and Buttonhole stitch. My Buttonhole offering was inspired by Wallachian embroidery which resembles satin stitch, but is worked purely in Buttonhole stitch. Mine has quite a few gaps and is a bit uneven. I just didn't have the patience to do the technique justice!