This is the final row, now to settle down to tackle the ends. There are so many, but I don’t mind when I’m ready to do them. I’ll put on an audio book and settle to it. I find aiming to do a certain number works well, then I carry on making something else. It’s useful to leave the starting chain tail till all other ends are darned in; as it means you know which is the right side without any scrutiny. (For lefties the tail hangs on the right side, this is the right side of the crochet.) I started another little zippy bag at Sewing club on Monday. It’s basic, but a fast make. Google Debbie Shore for various You Tube tutorials. (Someone from Sewing Club just walked into the pub! I’m waiting for the man with the money, while I sip a lime and soda. I came out card rich, but cash poor….)
My garter stitch blanket might not look much further on but I have done quite a few rows. They take me about 8-10 minutes a row, it’s pretty big and I’m no whizzy knitter. Crocheting another pot holder. I really like the Lily Sugar ‘n Cream cotton. Zippy bag version one. Pretty fabrics aren’t they? Very Cath Kidson I think. I didn’t carry on with the Madeley book last week, I did read a few more chapters, then passed it on.
I wasn’t really enjoying the narrator so borrowed the hardback of The State We’re In from the library. And the other book, look! This is Vintage. Really it is because I can see the date a little hand wrote in the inside cover. Yes, it’s mine and I can’t tell you how lovely and also surreal it is to reread it again now. I do have many questions about the family I didn’t have then.
Are you making one thing or lots? All yarn or sewing or ? Given up on a book lately?
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I love the colours on that blanket! 😊
Thanks Jo. The crocheted Wave Blanket?
both. but the garter one especially! will share my #yarningalong in a bit 😊 great idea
That blanket will be quite the family heirloom. I’m working on a baby blanket now.. it’s about 2/3s done. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)
Yoh, that’s a lot of craft work going on over there! Love everything, but especially the garter stitch blanket. It’s divine <3
It might start to look very random soon as it’s meant to be a stash buster so the colours are going to be less comfortable with each other….shall we say…
Thank you for your lovely comment.
Your “zippy bag” post was just in time – I was struggling with one that I was putting together!
Fab! Hope it helps. Debbie Shore is excellent at simple tutorials. I paused it and wrote each step down so I can make more without confusion.
Oh the blanket is gorgeous! Such lovely colours :)
Last week I gave up on Books Burn Badly, because I’d got nearly 70 pages in and still had absolutely no idea what was going on. I moved on to Dune, which I’ve wanted to read for ages, and it’s much more enjoyable!
Thank you. Which one is everyone loving I’m wondering? The Wave I assume, but it’s lovely to have such compliments!
Oh I forgot there were two! They’re both gorgeous but I love the knitted one, it’s exactly the colours I would choose :)
Thank you! It’s not going to be so coordinated soon though (see above)
The blanket is beautiful! I actually quite enjoy darning in ends too, it’s quite theraputic.
I seem to be sticking with books at the minute, which is a good thing – my bedside table has a sizeable pile of books I’ve abandoned!
Here’s my post for this week: http://www.vikkibirddesigns.com/2017/09/yarning-along-top-down-challenge.html