I’ve had terribly itchy fingers lately. I just really wanted to do some crochet, anything just to do some. I did have a good search for Log Cabin type blanket patterns. I might make one sometime, but for now I decided I wanted something I can pick up and add to whenever I want to. I don’t really like the way it looks when you add stitches along the sides of the central square. I tried a few patterns. The Wave stitch suits me better at the moment, and I like the way the colours flow.
This is also another way to use up some of my leftover Stylecraft yarn from other blankets. This Wave Blanket is just going to be a small one, and will probably end up going to Knit for Peace with the last Star Ripple I made, as I don’t know anyone that needs them. Etsy is flooded with crocheters selling blankets, so I doubt it’s worth adding them. I enjoyed getting into the rhythm of the wave pattern last night, as I laughed along to an episode of Graham Norton.
I picked up A Ghost in the Machine by Caroline Graham yesterday at the library. I’ve never read or watched any of the Midsommer Murders but I read the first page to see if I liked the writing style and it looks good. Hopefully I won’t miss anything having not read the previous six. Before I go I have to highly recommend my last library read: The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso. It’s witty, thought provoking and a perfect length.
If you’d like to share what you’re making and reading this week, leave a link to your post in the comments and I’ll add it here. (Still haven’t found a DIY Linky thing which works with WordPress blogs, but I’ll keep looking.) Don’t forget to link back to this post on your blog, and use #yarningalong on social media, so others can find us and join us in Yarning Along.
I’ve had quite a few people say they’d love to join in but they don’t read fast/much/at all. Books are books, and non-fiction counts! Recipe books, craft, gardening etc etc, I just like to see what others are reading.
2: Wooly Cakes and Wooden Spoons
4: Mossy Road
Funny crochet :-)
Care homes would love a crochet lap blanket. Nice pattern and colours.
They might well get them through KFP 😊 they go to a variety of places and people who need them.
Thank you. Attic 24 Neat Wave pattern.
I love making things for Knit for Peace, it’s very satisfying. And you’re using lovely colours. It’s funny how sometimes you *have* to do one type of craft and no others will do.
Here’s my post for this week; as you can see, I’m suddenly in a sewing mood!
The Inspector Barnaby series sound good. My library carries the first book in a hard copy form; I’ve added it to my 2017 must read bookshelf. I always enjoy seeing your blanket WIP’s. I’m working on my Yarn Along post right now. Debating on whether to shoot a pic of the WIP outside.
Go for it! Especially if it’s sunny, they always make for better pictures.
Thank you, that’s lovely.
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Have a good week!
You too! Thank you
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I love wavy blankets. I started one in January then got sidetracked. You may just inspire me to finish it. Thanks for the book recommendation. Heres the link to my crochet project of the week. http://mossyroad.blogspot.com/2017/05/fairy-house-for-friend.html
Try adding just one row a day, it’s a good way to finish, also then once your daily row is finished you can go on to do something else that you fancy working on that evening.
Thanks for joining in again.
I love your waves ! 😀
Here is my #yarningalong of the week, have a lovely time reading and crocheting !https://onecreativecat.wordpress.com/2017/06/07/reading-and-knitting-yarning-along/
Nice blanket so far! I like the colors you chose and I like the waves. I hope you enjoy the book and don’t feel like you missed anything from the first one. I am joining along in Yarning Along this week! :)
I really like the wave stitch, it’s looking great so far!
Loved The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso, wasn’t it rather delightful, I much preferred it to that bestselling yarn that was popular last summer about a man called Ove. These two women were much more interesting company, albeit sad that they’d been so successful and were dwelling in such bitterness. It reminded me of the Alaskan classic I recently read, a wonderful tale called Two Old Women by Velma Wallis, if they have it at your library, do check it out!
I agree, so much better than Ove. They made me laugh and it was so touching when they grew closer.
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