Wednesday, 12 March 2014

WIP Wednesday

Hi everyone! My brain isn't really in a concentrating mood at the moment so my two WIP's have more or less stalled for now.

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My Alec sweater needs me to pick up the sleeve stitches and concentrate a little to make sure I do the decreases in the right places. I know that's pretty simple but it's more than I'm capable of at the moment!

I have managed to join all my blanket squares together now and done the first line of trebles for the border.

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I used the same blue yarn I used for joining. Actually had a bit of a panic at the weekend as I ran out of that colour. I'm still Cold Sheeping (5 months yesterday!) and didn't know how I was going to finish the blanket without buying yarn. Then I remembered I had a bag of acrylic in my wardrobe and found an almost full ball of the exact yarn I needed. Phew!

I've no idea how I'm going to finish the border. I think it needs to be a nice wide one, similar size to the squares. I want something solid, not lacy. And probably something colourful to match the blanket. Something to ponder when my brain is a bit more alert!

Linking up with Keep Calm Craft On, WIP Wednesday and Yarn Along. Happy crafting everyone!


24 comments:

  1. I love the Around The Corner Crochet Borders book. It has loads of ideas in.

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    1. It's fab isn't it. I just need the brain power to sit down and work out how I want it to look. Not been sleeping well lately and got a bit of a stressful situation going on so just watching tv is an effort to follow at the moment :-S

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  2. Love that blanket! I can see a big border not in lace echoing the squares nicely! Lovely dress and sleeves will be a breeze compared to the body knitting.

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  3. I love all the colors in your blanket and the wide border sounds amazing. Can't wait to see what you do!

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  4. What beautiful, cheerful work! I love how the colors are bright without being blinding.

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    1. Thank you :) It's the Lucy pack from Deramores (stylecraft special dk)

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  5. Both projects look great. I feel like sleeves need a bit more attention sometimes. Yes I agree - a larger border will look best on the blanket.

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    1. Thank you :) I think the other problem with sleeves is if you knit them separately like I do you need to make notes as you go so they match

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  6. I think that bright pink would look lovely in the border.

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    1. Yes I think you're right, thank you :)

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  7. Wow. How did you join those squares? They're so neat.

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    1. I slip stitched them together, there is a good tutorial here: http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/joining-granny-sqaures.html

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  8. I love all of the bright, beautiful colors in your blanket! So happy and cozy! :)

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  9. I love your bright, summery blanket and the sweet little sweater is coming along nicely. X

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  10. The jumper is looking very nice! That blanket is looking awesome, and I love all of your colours...they look fresh and vivid together!! And go you for 5 months of cold sheeping!! I may have to do this in order to save money in the future!!

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  11. Your blanket is looking wonderful, a bright colour round the border would be fantastic to finish it. Hope your head clears soon so you can set to.

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  12. Oh wow look at that blanket, it is turning out so nice! I think you are absolutely right it needs a statement border, can't wait to see what you come up with.

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  13. They are looking lovely - I hope your brain concentration comes back soon.

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  14. Both of your projects are quite lovely. Such a beautiful, colorful afghan.

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