I don’t normally post about projects until they are finished – I prefer a tadaa, as you never know how lo-o-o-o-ng it has taken me to do it. Seriously it takes me ages. I’m a slow knitter and then with not much evening and weekend free time, so:
slow knitting + no time = an absolute age to complete a project.
Yet, here I am, about to divulge my latest project. and not just any project a lo-o-o-ng project.
A blanket no less.
I’m not joining the hexi-puffing craze. Some people are having to knit 300+ hexagons. You know who you are.
No I’m making squares.
Sad really. But squares nonetheless. Simple, beautiful, happy squares.
I’ve done 8 now, but as I’m doing them randomly (I was using up the oddments first) and I don’t want too much of one colour together, they are in a random z shape. Appropriate really.
Don’t remind me that I worked out I probably need 130 for the size I want. I started as I love making blankets and I needed the comfort after my fall – and it’s an idea that’s been running round my head for years. I’ve made 4 crochet granny square blankets in my time and they were reasonably fast due to the holes and for a couple of them the fact I used aran weight wool (fat wool to the unititiated). Still I have a feeling this will be a labour of love and I love it. I’m thinking I might put it on my stepson’s bed. If we ever buy it… if I ever finish it….
Anyway… the big news is that I’m falling in love with Sirdar Snuggly DK.
It’s only a “cheapy acrylic” but I love the feel of it and the colours! There are so many! I was like a kid in a sweetie shop! Luckily Rah gave me 5 balls leftover from her newphew’s blanket, so I matched them and then added two more. The most exciting (and potentially dangerous thing) about it is that my new LYS (local yarn store) stocks it. My new lys is a-m-a-zing and has masses of Sirdar yarn, patterns, a few fabrics, loads of threads, ribbons, needles… Ooh it was lurverly.
Plus next door at the charity shop I picked up two yes I said TWO (so much for decluttering!) cute knitting bags for just £2 each! I’ve never been one to actually get a charity shop bargain (although I’m buying lots of teapots for my wedding) but I shall definitely be trawling them for the home accessories on my wish list.
Anyway look at them!
and there’s a measuring bit on the pocket!
How could I leave them behind?