Ah Easter, how I love thee.
I’m hoping that this weekend I can clear some of my crochet projects. The weather has begun to warm up and I am (finally) coming out of my Winter hibernation. Life seems to have been crazy recently. I have been a making machine; stocking and restocking shops and prepping for The Fairy Tale Fair. It has been amazing being so busy but sadly my personal projects have been a *little* neglected.
Good Friday Plans
First on the crochet project agenda is making some headway on my latest version of Attic 24’s Interlocking Colour Ripple. This is a blanket for my eldest. I bought this King Cole Flash DK about 2 years ago planning to make a corner to corner blanket. Three balls in, I got bored and frogged the whole thing back.
I have made several of Lucy’s ripple blankets before and I love the soothing rhythm of them. Colour-matching as best as I could with some Stylecraft Special DK from my (too large) stash, I started again. Using a variegated yarn means the ripple don’t interlock like Lucy’s but I like the way it is working out.
- King Cole Flash DK – Minstrel
- Stylecraft Special DK – Royal, Turquoise, Grass Green, Citron and Lipstick.
I have no idea what I’m going to edge it with yet but I’ll update you when (if) I get there.
Easter Saturday Plans
Saturday is going to be a grind. Realistically, this is the only one of my crochet projects that I’m likely to get finished this weekend but it involves sewing in the ends. In the photo above it doesn’t look that bad.
But then you flip it over…
Oh the horror!
I know I only have myself to blame. Sue Pinner did say in her Carousel Cal pattern that you should sew in the ends as you go. Did I listen? No, I sure didn’t. This has been sat on the side for three months, waiting for me to finish off. Time to face the music.
If I’m good on Saturday (and by good I mean doing those damn ends!) I’m going to treat myself to getting some of this Scheepjes Cal 2016 done. As you may be able to tell, I’m not using the recommended yarn as I really do have a LOT of Stylecraft Special to get through! I’m also using odd balls of other variegated yarns. I have a bit of backtracking to do as I decided to ignore the gauge advice (another bad plan).
What can I say? I’m a rebel at heart.
It will be back to work for me on Monday with my first shift at the Craft Coop in Marlow. I’m a bit nervous, not least because I can see me spending all my NO Fuss Fish earnings on the other beautiful crafts on display. If you are local, do pop in and say hi!
I’d love to hear what crochet projects you are working on right now.
However you are spending it, I hope that you have a great weekend!