Thursday, 29 August 2013

It's Arrived!

My wool arrived today.  25 Balls all in different colours.  I can now start crocheting my throws.  I did design one on the computer but I can't work like that in practice - I will have to go back to my tried and trusted method - make it up as I go along.

 
 
I now have two projects on the go as I have still to finish the bracelet I am tatting.
 

 

 

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Passing the time

I was feeling at a bit of a loose end as I have lots of designs going round in my head, but can't start on any new throws as I have no wool left.   After searching the Inernet I found Marriners Yarns had some very reasonably priced wool - so I am avidly waiting for it to arrive.

To pass the time I decided to make a tatted bracelet.  I used some gold metallic thread, quite challenging to work.  I added some beads to give it extra sparkle.  It is progressing slowly  - I hope I finish it before the wool arrives. 

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

My Next Project


 
I am now down to only one Granny Square blanket left (http://folksy.com/items/4428038-Travel-rug-blanket-throw , having sold a few lately.  These blankets are not quick to make, so I had better get started some replacements.  In the past, I have just decided on which colours I would like to use, making the squares up as I went along.  Being a bit more organised now, I have designed my latest blanket on the computer.  We will just have to see how this works out.  I used the table menu on my computer to draw a set of squares to represent each square of the blanket.  I then played around with colours.  This is what I came up with.  I now have to decide what kind of crochet stitch to use.  I will finish it off with  a coloured border around the edge.  I will keep you posted – if you are interested.