6 1/2″ W x 5 1/2″ H
I added 4 more rows at the top to bring the dimensions a little more into line, but stopped at completely squaring it; I might make this into something else. It’s not going to fit with the squarer blocks. Maybe it would be good doubled in width for a scarf? I reckon small fingers might pick at the loops of the dtr if it was a blanket.
#92 Victorian Lace
5 1/2″ sq.
Definitely needs blocking to see the detail and straighten it out! At the moment the middle is slightly bunched up.
I’m really glad to have more of this mauve wool, it’s such an earthy colour for the garden theme. It should tone down some of the brighter blocks if I make a huge blanket at the end.
#93 Sequenced Stripes
5 1/2″ sq.
“Row 6: 1 ch into each of the next 2dc, turn.” ?!?!
#94 Gothic Square
5 1/2″ sq.
Not so much a gothic square in these colours as a full-on summer cottage garden. I’m picturing a flower growing against a blue trellis.
This has a really pretty middle. It also needs blocking to straighten out, but it’s sweet.
5 1/2″ sq.
Kingcup has a 3 hook – challenging – level of crochet rating, but I found it easy. This was very pleasing!
My overall favourite of the Easter fortnight’s blocks.
#96 Light and Shade
5 1/2″ sq.
This was a block where I wished there was also a symbol pattern to go with the written version. I used the book’s photograph to check mine was on track.
I notice there are many blocks with a 1 hook – easy – level of crochet coming up, which is good since I feel I want to zip through the next few weeks worth of blocks. I’ve got my Mile of Mice bodies to sew up, tails to attach and features to stitch (rude comments about the linked post will not be approved Jill & Trish.) Also, I’ve knitted another cable piece for my first-time-I’ve-ever-cabled bag. I need to sew them up and attach the handles. My cousin’s going to help me sew a lining for it over the next few weeks.
Thanks for all your likes and comments about my Wool Money post. I’ve had a few more items arrive in the post after I spent some more of the winnings (JD as he should now be known, short for Jammy Dodger, has ordered an expensive fishing jacket and there’s still lots of loot left. Woo hoo!)
I had reluctantly taken the Knitting & Crochet Bible back to the library, so it seemed sensible to buy my own copy. I found a brand new one for a little over £11 on Amazon, which compared to the RRP of £26.99 is an absolute bargain. I can imagine using it as a reference guide, particularly for knitting stitches, for years.
What are you making at the moment? Do you also have a list of items to complete before you start any more projects?
Love the colours!
TY Nikki. Your blog is lovely, I’ve added it to my Blogs I ♥ list. Would you consider signing up to Blog Lovin as it’s where I check out new blog posts. (It’s good too!)
Oooooo your terraces block is gorgeous…. Much nicer than the one in the book. I did the lemon stripe one last night with all the popcorns and I don’t like it either! This might be a stupid question but what are the wonky hooks for?? No rude comments here today ;p
Thank you, that’s nice! Some of the colour combos in the book are a little dodgy, aren’t they?
Funny that you disliked the popcorny LS too, I wondered how others would feel about that one.
They’re cable knitting needles, they’re cranked. I have some straight double pointed needles which do the trick but thought for £1.89 (of ‘free’ money) I’d give them a try.
Holding back must have hurt you. ;-)
Looking forward to doing these especially 94 & 95. They look very good in your colours.
Now those are some lovely fresh looking squares!…I like very much…thank you too for your lovely comments on my blog…D
You’re welcome :-)
Great colour combinations on your squares.
Thanks, it’s nice to have a new lot of wool.
i love your latest colour combinations x
Is that Gil McNeil of “Divas don’t knit”? Those lovely easy reading knitting novels were passed our quilt group and devoured. I didn’t know she’d also written up patterns!
No patterns as far as I know Mandy….
How has your arm been? I do love seeing your square updates x
Thank you, that’s nice to read.
I must have totally made it up! Sorry!
I thought on one of your weekly updates you’d posted about a sore arm so you’d only managed a couple of rows on one. Or I’ve confused you with someone else! Sorry x
Found it sorry it was rainbowjunkiecorner! X
I thought it might be! Tee hee
I love the deep purple colour. The end is in sight now… Will we have a stitching up along at the end?
The colour for #96? It’s called ultramarine.
I agree – think we need to continue weekly posts until blocks are transformed into whatever otherwise we’ll lost momentum and they might sit in boxes untouched.
Oooo yes, that would be very bad. Especially as I think I may be quite good at putting things down when it gets to the sewing/joining bit!! Am relying on you all to nag me to death/do what it takes to prevent me from doing that!
I’m excellent at the nagging thing I’m told.
I couldn’t possibly comment on that!!! It would be great if we did all join up together- mine are in a large carrier bag!