I’m going to try and make ‘WIP Wed’ a weekly thing, but I have to bear in mind that generally towards the end of the month I run out of funds to fuel my hobby and work ceases until my next pay day. This week, however, I do have something for show and tell, that being the blanket that I’m crocheting that I mentioned 2 post below. It needed, the now discontinued Debiie Bliss Como, so I’m making it with some hairy, super chunky Twilley’s Freedom wool in a lovely forest green colour.
I’ve decided to try, when selecting new projects, to try and do something that I’ve never done before and although this blanket is essentially all double crochet, I loved learning how to make the bobbles, a process much easier than I had anticipated. The pattern is from Melody Griffiths’ book Crocheted Throws and Wraps which is full of lots of things I intend to make. I’m about a third of the way through at the moment; that didn’t stop my older cat deciding it was done enough for her and has taken possession of it. Her actions got me thinking and whilst perusing one of my favourite online yarn stores, I found that they had an offer on Drops Eskimo which is another super chunky yarn, making it just a little over £1 a skein. Seeing as I’d already run out of yarn to continue with then green blanket and it will be a while before I can get some more, I promptly ordered some of the Drops yarn to crochet a little version to serve as a cat sized, fireside rug. The yarn arrived late yesterday morning and apart from some sewing in of ends, I have now finished it, border and everything. Here’s Poppy the Cat showing her usual outpouring of gratitude and appreciation…
I doubt that my offer of a blanket exchange will work and it may be some time before I can have the green one back. At least in the mean time I have plenty of the Drops yarn to make a cushion cover for a spare cushion I’ve got floating around upstairs. I really love the colour which is a light greyish blue, and I’m thinking a cushion cover in that colour will look quite ice in our duck egg coloured bedroom. I’m thinking a bobble front with a textured back of some sort, a big swatch of a type of stitch. I’ll perhaps use that to work on some new types of stitch. I’m grateful for any suggestions as to what would make a nice 40 x 40cm swatch with super chunky wool! Just name the stitch and I’ll find out the pattern!
I really do have a big crochet itch to scratch at the moment.