It has been a journey of ups and downs, I first blogged about my addiction to squares here back in March. The aim is to create a blanket to go in our camper, Bonnie. As we both love the sea and coast I decided on a colour scheme of blues and greens and after a few mishaps settled on the wool. (Mostly Hayfield Bonus Chunky - the turquoise is from C's Mum's stash).
There have been many squares since then, frustratingly none seem to be the same size! And they have been squished in a bag at the bottom of the wardrobe. I took a sizeable break over the wedding period, and managed to lose both my 6mm hooks so progress faltered somewhat. I ordered what I thought were hooks off Ebay and got knitting needles, a sign perhaps?! I eventually found both of the hooks in my hook jar...
The other day curiosity got the better of me so I emptied my WIP onto the bed.
I thought it was time to bring order to my jumble of squares, so I've decided I'm going to start assembling the blanket while I'm still crocheting, just to try and keep the project moving and clear some space.
For some reason, even though it's the same brand of wool and I use the same needle, the squares really do vary in size.
I've decided I'm going to use them all anyway, it's my first blanket and it doesn't matter to me whether it's perfection - it just needs to be warm and pretty :)
I blocked them, which helped to some extent...
The photos don't really do the colours justice, but I hope you get the idea. I don't know whether I should not have used the Chunky weight yarn - has anyone else ever made blankets with Chunky yarn? Is it better in DK? I just wanted something warm, as it does get a bit cold sometimes! Time will tell I guess ;)
So onwards and upwards I guess! We have a bet going as to when it might be finished, I'm aiming for October but C thinks November, I have no idea whether either is possible! I hope to have another two rows done before I leave for Berlin though.
In other news, we had a lovely weekend visiting our friends down in Cirencester - what a beautiful town! Gorgeous shops, I found two sewing shops and a wool shop - bliss! The boys weren't really in a shopping mood so we ducked and dived in where we could. I found a wool holder for just £2.50 in a charity shop - I've wanted one for ages!
And I bought some buttons to make up some more camera cases as requested...
Next time we shall have to be more resourceful in occupying the men! Thanks for the lovely comments on my coasters, they went down really well - my friend kept telling me I should try selling some! I really don't know, there are already lots of wonderful things on etsy, but maybe something to keep in mind for the inbetween period when I'm looking for a job after my thesis is handed in.
What is everyone working on? Are any of those WIPs nearly a FO?!
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