Wednesday, 15 July 2015

WIP Wednesday

Wow, it's been 2 months since my last post!  I can't believe it's been so long.  It seems like every time I sat down to write a post it was no longer Wednesday. Because it's been so long I'm a little bit embarrassed about how little progress I've made on the baby blanket (yes, it's still a WIP) but here goes.


I've edged the blanket with a single row of treble crochet in sandstone followed by a single row each of yellow, terracotta and turquoise in double crochet.  I decided to keep it simple.  Then I began the arduous task of weaving in all the ends and that's where the whole thing has come to a halt.  If you look closely at the picture you can see that there are some 'clean' squares but there are still a lot of ends to weave in.  I haven't been giving it much of my attention because I find it so dull, but now that I've outed myself maybe it will give me renewed impetus.


The other thing I've just started is a mandala for the #MandalasforMarinke project.  For those of you who don't know, Marinke, a.k.a. Wink, was a crochet blogger (from A Creative Being) who died at the end of June.  She had been living with depression and sadly took her life. I was really affected the day I heard as were hundreds of others.  Kathryn, of the blog Crochet Concupiscence decided to set up #MandalasForMarinke, where she has invited crocheters across the globe to crochet one of Wink's mandalas (or any item that they like) and send them to her for a collaborative art project, partly as a way to honour Wink's memory and partly to help raise awareness about depression.    I have chosen the mandala from Issue 7 of Simply Crochet Magazine.  If you'd like to know more, please visit her blog.

3 comments:

  1. The baby blanket has a lovely combination of colours. The edging really finishes it off well. You are very close to finishing it surely? I get really bored with the boring finishing bits in my sewing too!!

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  2. good to see you back on the blog, I seem to remember when I made a granny blanket how I hated dealing with the ends so can sympathise with you.

    how very sad Mainke took her life, depression is a terrible illness, we have it in our family and sometimes I dread the phone when it rings as it so often brings depressing news re Catherine

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  3. When I am faced with a dull job of needlework (or fixing ends on granny squares) I always listen to an audio book, time flies!

    What a great way to honour Mainke's memory, and also give all shocked by this sad news a way to reflect on depression and life.

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