Wednesday, 24 March 2010
Tuesday, 23 March 2010
A friend of mine is an avid sock knitter. Due to the amount of travelling she needs to do she knits nothing but socks (although in the past she has knitted jumpers, blankets, fair isle, etc). She actually inspired me to learn along with a number of others at the knitting group, including my mum. I might be the one the sock bug has really stuck to. I learned last year and I have now knitted 22 socks. Anyway, she decided to knit little squares using left over sock wool and stitch them together into a blanket. My left over sock wool is steadily growing and have decided to copy this idea. I am knitting the squares in a diamond and plan to stitch them that way. My gran knits a lot of her blankets this way and they turn out lovely. What I would like to do is a rainbow blanket and have the colours working it's way through the pallet. That's the plan anyway. It will take me some time to knit all the squares. They are so small and portable though I can do them every so often.
This long term project has been going on for about a year. It's my attempt at learning crochet. Last year I decided that I was going to have one more attempt at learning to crochet and if it I couldn't do it once again I would give up the dream and admire the work of others (maybe convince one of them to crochet me something as an exchange). I picked out Sirdar Wash n Wear double crepe because it seemed easy to work with. Thanks to the lovely ladies of my knitting group I did actually learn how to crochet and this is now going to be a throw for a double bed. I ran out of yarn and the yarn stores stopped stocking it. It was about six months before I finally got round to ordering it online (as soon as it arrived the yarn stores began stocking these shades again). It's something I pick up every now and then and find very relaxing.