Well, it’s certainly been a while since my last blog post about the crochet blankets I am making for two of my children!
Now we’ve all felt guilty about projects that have hang about for ages because we just didn’t really like making them. This is not the case with these blankets – the reason for the extremely measured progress is purely financial.
However, after my birthday in the autumn I was able to get a few more balls of wool (it is pure wool) and thus spent some very happy time over the Christmas break, adding some more rows.
I’ve now run out of wool again, so this is as far as I can go for now, so time for an update!
Here’s No 1 Child’s blanket, a classic ‘granny’ stripe style:
I’m pleased with the colours and the way the random stripes are looking. Plus the colours happen to really suit the recipient, which makes it all the more satisfying.
(Sometimes I wonder if it’s possible to have a little bit of synesthesia – the way the number 8 is always orange to me, and could never be say blue, whereas 9 is a sort of magenta colour… anyway, I digress…).
Something else I’ve found rather satisfying is that even though several months passed between some of the rows, apparently my tension remains exactly the same. I think this means I’m a real hard-core crocheter now!
Both blankets are going to be single bed size, with the stripes running across the bed.
No 3 Child’s blanket is now looking like this:
As I admitted previously, I’m not overly enamoured of these colours, plus they seem the wrong colours for my child’s very exuberant and outgoing personality. However three-year-old No 3 Child just likes that it’s “wigg-a-ly” and isn’t yet worried about how ‘cool’ or not it will be to take to university (my ultimate goal) so I should probably stop worrying.
I do so love working both the patterns, no counting, just the rhythm of the stitches for long uninterrupted stretches. It feels like getting out and going for a run. I love the things I make for Little Conkers, but they are all small with lots of counting and stopping and starting!
But that’s probably it on the crochet blankets for another few months!
Oh, but now that I’m on Ravelry, I have the additional fun of recording my progress on there! Do look me up if you’re on there.