Yes it's crochet time again!
I've got so many sewing projects on the go at the moment (including 5 different quilts!) but none of them are finished enough to share. But I've always got a bit of 'downtime' crochet on the go. And I know some of my readers like crochet best of all.Budget Granny Blanket? No, not a blanket for cheap old ladies as Katy suggested :)
But a blanket made with very economic yet 100% wool yarn (mainly Cygnet Superwash DK, which has been so successful I need to order more already!). Here's a progress shot and you can read more about this here.
Why oh why do these Granny 'round and round' blankets get all twisted like mine is in the middle above? Never mind, it seems to be lessening as it gets bigger and I am learning to love it's charming idiosyncrasies!
Wool-eater blanket for my friend Helen's special birthday. A few weeks back I started a new square in Sarah London's Wool-eater pattern (which is still free on her blog!). Partly to try out all these luscious new Sublime colours and partly because I needed something to keep me busy at the Scottish Quilt Championships where we had a stand 2 weeks back.
Speaking of which, here's a photo of our stand with Sarah behind the counter.
The show was lots of fun and we met some lovely people. In fact we liked it so much we are taking a stand at the next one in February. And the best bit is the location is only 15 mins drive from my house!
extra fine merino and extra fine merino with cashmere and silk and it has such a luxurious 'bouncy' texture, with a lovely sheen.
I've got the wool-eater to the size of a cushion and thought it would be nice to finish it so that the scalloped edge stood up around the cushion edge. I nabbed one of the last pieces of this gorgeous David Walker cord we had in stock for a backing. But I am a bit dubious about proceeding as I have never put fabric and crochet together before (in fact it the whole idea seems a bit wrong!).
But I just love making these little hexie flowers, I really feel like I get 'colour therapy' from each one.
I think they are a great way too study colour too. The three below were all made with the same 5 colours, just in a different order. I find colour endlessly fascinating, stimulating and comforting, and I think the reason I sew, embroider or crochet is too play around with colour as much as the desire to 'make things'.
One more thing, I am about to take part in my first Bloghop! How exciting!
It is the Travellin' Pic Stitch Bloghop, organised by Katy and Laura to accompany their Thelma and Louise style road trip while visiting the Sewing Summit. Today's stop will be Pins and Bobbins, and I will be up on Monday, following on from the wonderful Sarah Fielke on Sunday, plus there will be tons of exciting giveaways at the end!
All the details are here, and don't miss Mondays' post when I will be showing off a new EPP pattern inspired by a local (to me) landmark!