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Thursday, 10 November 2011

10 Things (November 2011)

Can't believe the 10th of the month has rolled round again so quickly!  Really is not long to a brand new sparkly year begins....scary how time flies as you get older, a quick blink and its gone.  This month I am going to be  unashamed and show you 10 crochet WIP's, but I am not going to admit the total number of WIP's!  How on earth I can have so many projects on the go at once I really don't know, but here goes:

#1 - Red, White and Blue Granny Square Blanket.

This is for Liam.  Project came to a halt as my LYS had run out of the blue yarn and I then went in to panic mode when they said they thought it was discontinued.  Luckily they managed to get some and I brought an extra two balls just in case I have miscalculated.  The thought of having to frog the last 2 rounds on the squares I had made to date really did not appeal.  I now have 12 squares and should start sewing in ends and attaching them together.  That's on my crochet to do list:

# 2 - Attic24 Granny Strike

This one came to a halt a long time ago.  Its for a large 3 seater sofa and I got a little bored of seeing no progress as the blanket is so wide.  Really must get it out and get working on it.  I have considered frogging and then starting again much smaller as I am concerned I don't have enough yarn (Kool Kotton) to complete the project and I know one of the chosen colours has been discontinued.  But at this stage I could always do random stripes when I have used all the colours:

#3 - Vintage Stripe Snuggle Blanket

Just big enough for the kids to snuggle under without being swamped.  About 2/3's finished and if I wasn't concentrating on my Heather and Lucy Ripple along (#10) I would get this completed in no time.  Perhaps I may see if I can squeeze 1 or 2 stripes in a week and get this finished.  So close.....yet so far:

#4 - Rowan Granny Squares

This is the most lovely suggley yarn and to be honest was not on the cheap side either but I found packs of 10 reduced to half price in House Of Frazer in their Christmas sale 2 years ago and at £4 a ball it just felt so rude to say no.  I only purchased the 3 'square' colours in bulk then the dark turquoise/petrol colour after when I wanted an extra colour to tie it all in.  But I'm not sure if I like that colour which is why it has come to a halt.  It's one of those projects that needs a little love and attention to get it kick started again. 

#5 - Baby Rico Bright Giant Granny Squares

Another snuggle blanket, just big enough to pop on your lap in the car on a cold night or early morning or wrap round you in front of the tv.  I am making 6 of these big squares for this.  I have lots of little squares made at various points, ie first round, second round.  Its was a nice project to work on the train as I just took 1 ball of wool and worked on lots of squares at the same time.  Is likely to get more of an outing as my current one a day project gets too  big to carry to work.

#6 - Rowan Giant 4ply Ripple

This fits a king size bed and again you can sit for some considerable amount of time and see little progress but I am plodding on slowly.  Going to make this my stitch group project.  Three hours every other week will see this coming along nicely and I love the colours.  Can't wait to snuggle under this on a cold winter's night.  But most likely to be Winter 2012/13!

#7 - Rowan Little 4ply Ripple

This just consists of a single bed sized chain.  Nothing special to look at so I'll show you the chosen colours.  Super soft but using a 3.5 mm hook will take some time.  Again another Winter 2012/13 finish.  Not sure yet if I want to add the porcelain colour in (very off white) especially as it is for Freya and she really does not mix with whites.  Follows her Mother on that one!

#8 - Baby Rico Treble Stitch Scarf

A little cheeky project to list here as this is actually what Freya is making but at 8 she can do a treble stitch no problem but needs me to do the first few stitches of each row.  She can chain no problem in one straight line but just can't do the chain 3 at the start of each row and then its 'Mommy can you do the first 2 trebles as well please?' 

It is about 4 times longer than this picture now but I couldn't find where she had put it to take an up to date photo.  I will point out that this is one of the balls of yarn I brought to make her a blanket out of and she helped herself and did the slip knot and chain all by herself without me knowing and I didn't have the heart to say she couldn't have the yarn by this stage.  Luckily LYS came to the rescue and had a ball of the same shade in stock, so no harm done.  But I think as she gets older the more expensive yarns may be 'borrowed' just like my scrapping stash is now! lol  

All I can say is I am one proud Mommy of this 8 year old's work:

#9 'New Project' Little Sneak

I hope to reveal this 'new proect' to you all next week but for now you can only get a sneek.  Like I needed a 'new project'!!!!!  But loving this yet another ripple and its working up so quick:

#10 Lucy And Heather Ripple Along Project

This is my current one a day project.  Think perhaps it is about 1 mountain too wide.  Just so so close to getting all the way to the end of the stripe done on the train journey to and from work.  Two rows a day would be fantastic especially when I would normally be sitting there doing nothing.  Those 28 fewer stitches would have made all the difference.  Hindsight eh?  But loving it just the same.  

As you can see it has grown another 2 stripes since my One A Day weekly post on Tuesday.  I count stripes, squares, ripples etc from Monday to Sunday evening as I find it easier that way to get photos in what we are currently referring to as daylight!

Hope to get the red and petrol stripes finished by Sunday night but will be seeing the recipients this weekend and its a surprise gift.  They don't read my blog, so you can all see without fear of the surprised being spoiled.

Well that is my 10 things for this month.  Already have December's list firmly sorted in my head.  Pop on over to Shimelle for lots of other 10 things on the 10th posts.  The diversity of projects, loves, hates and facts etc is great and I find it a great inspiration and insight into people lives; their loves, their hates; their obsession, well just them.  Well we all love people watching don't we.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

Wow, those are some great crochet projects, I have 2 wip but am still new to crochet, still trying to finish my first project!


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