What a productive couple of days I have had. Its amazing what affect a New Year can have on my spirits. I have finally finished the hitchhiker scarf. I realised looking at my blog that I started it on 1st December, so I set myself a challenge to finish it before the end of the year, which I did. Its very warm and I like it, though you wouldnt think it looking at the serious expression on my face!
Ive also started crocheting a blanket. I took advantage of the Drops Alpaca sale with 25% off, and topped up my stash of alpaca.
Love this wool, Love the colours, yummy.
Im doing this pattern and these are my colours. A bright centre, light middle section, just using one colour (wasnt sure how that would work) and the blue/grey outer. Its a nice pattern, but I am finding it awkward joining the pieces as you go, its handling the weight of the blanket as I work it pulls on my crochet hook.
Ive started already, thought I would make up a small group to see if the colours worked etc. Im happy with it, but its going to be along time in the making.
Ive worked out to make a blanket the size I want, I will need 11 more of these blocks of 24 squares, equalling 288 squares. 1 block like the above a month to finish in time for next Christmas, thats quite a commitment, hope I can achieve it. Ive been doing my sums to find out if Ive enough wool, as I wast using the same ply wool as the pattern. Its so complicated working out the amount, there must be easy way. Its the main blue that I am most bothered about, I need to have all the same dyelots. Ive weighed what Ivd used and I think I will need another 2 balls.
On the sewing front Ive shortened a pair of trousers, for a friend, that had been sitting around since before Christmas. One of those projects the longer you leave it the more you dont want to do it. I also altered the 2 garments I wasnt happy with from my 2013 makes (pictures to follow) So yes a good start to 2014. Now I need a portable knitting project to carry around in my handbag something simple and small. I must pop over to Ravelry.