Wednesday, 25 July 2012

WIP Wednesday

The children are currently playing nicely by themselves so I've sneaked off for 10 minutes to write this post. Even though I'm trying to keep the holidays fairly unstructured it does feel like we're cramming an awful lot into every day. Yesterday we did drawing pictures, chalking on the paving slabs, baking cakes, cycling, playing board games, riding scooters and water fights with the neighbours' children. That's on top of the usual playing their own imaginary games while I get on with some housework!

Today I've been mopping the floors as well as the usual cleaning the kitchen, hanging washing out and putting new washing in the machine. It's already baking outside so in a bit we're going to the nearby country park for a picnic :-)

Being so busy means I've not really got much crafting done. I've picked up the stitches for the front of Ava's cardigan and I can now work a row or two of moss stitch while the children are playing


I've tried it on her and it fits just right. The sleeves need to be turned up and the cardigan is a little long but that means she'll have longer wear out of it. Fab :-)

My Framlingham has been hibernating a little this week, simply because I need to keep an eye on the pattern for doing the decreases on the waist. I just don't have the attention span at the minute for that lol. It's looking good though, I'm really looking forward to seeing it finished.


I also got a shipment of yarn for making a granny stripe blanket. I did actually cast on (is it still called that with crochet??) and do two stripes worth but the foundation row was too tight and it was pulling it out of shape so I've frogged it back. I did go up 2 hook sizes from 4.0mm to 5.0mm but I think I'll try even looser than that. The first two rows are a bit time consuming but once the granny stripes are set up they're very easy and straight forward to work


I tried laying the yarn out in a rainbow order but it wasn't very harmonious to my eyes, too many strong colours next to pastel ones and it just didn't flow right. So instead I very nerdily sorted the balls into 3 piles, lights, darks and mediums and then sorted them into this new order:


I think this will work much better :-) I'm eager to get started but I don't think I'll have a chance until this evening now. Never mind though, it's going to be lots of fun!


  1. I love the granny stripe pattern but I replaced the chain and row of (US terms here!) sc with a foundation single crochet row, as it helps stop the chain being too tight. There's a great tutorial here

  2. I love the sweater & you do suck beautiful work. Which pattern is it?
    The afghan will be so bright and cheerful, can't wait to see you working on it


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