The winter sun pattern produced such a lovely tactile square that I immediately felt I should turn it into a twiddlemuff:
There is a matching granny rectangle on the reverse, and some twiddly buttons on the inside. I feel there may be another Knit for Peace parcel coming together soon.
It is a long time since I have made a ripple blanket, but I have one on my hook right now:
Made in almost the last of my Sirdar simply recycled dk stash, in dip dye blue, canvas, fleck, demin wash and pumice on a 4.5mm hook.
I would also like to report that I am 20 days into my self-imposed yarn drought and still holding out!
Thanks to a little visual prompting from the Snail of Happiness I have had a go at making my first corner to corner (C2C) crochet piece.
It is a remarkably easy technique that produces a lovely basket-weave texture and grows in a most satisfying manner. There is a very clear pattern by Felted Button called the ‘Spring into Summer blanket’ which I used to get me started.
I have to stop now as I have run out of grey wool (I am having a yarn drought in August) but it will be high on my do-list for September when the drought ends!
I have now made three preemie octopuses so we decided to take them for a play by the sea:
As you can probably tell, great fun was had by all!
It worked! The public airing of my stalled cushion project was enough to make me pick up my hook and finish it:
Made in Uist 100% cheviot wool ‘Solas’ on a 4.5mm hook. The stitch patterns are Shells and pebbles and Fences, both learned at Kiki’s Craft Corner.
I had some fun yesterday testing a pattern called ‘Winter sun’ by Pam at hooksandhills
It is her first go at publishing a pattern and I found it really clear and easy to follow, and so must her other testers have as she has released it today!
If you would like to see her version of the square, and indeed her other lovely crochet you can pay her a visit here: Free Pattern – Winter Sun Square
Despite my having made 26 charity blankets so far this year I have found that my wool store is not diminishing.
Indeed it seems that any space in the cubby holes is quickly filled by new and exciting stash that has simply leapt into it, almost without my help!
So I am going to try and have a month of yarn-drought. I certainly have enough yarn to crochet with for a month and more, and a few projects that I have bought yarn for and never quite started (does that count as a WIP?) so if all goes to plan August will be an opportunity to do just that.
Watch this space!