Wednesday, November 6, 2013

WIP Wednesday

I haven't gotten much done but I've been full of inspiration!  Does that count?  I have to admit right now that I have a "thing" for blankets but evidently I'm not the only one.  Here's my inspiration for them..........and once again both are from the U.K.....what's up with that?  Are my long deceased relations channeling me?  I am a true anglophile, at least in the craft sense! LOL!

 This gorgeous blanket is courtesy of Sandra at Cherry Heart and she calls it her Giant Granny Patches although the patches are small the blanket she made is huge!  She tells you how she made it and gives you a tutorial on the beautiful border below.  Now do you see why I was so inspired?
 Here's my little start on it.  There was some fiddling at first since the directions for most granny squares have you "fastening off" when you change colors and then starting in a corner with the next color.  I had to figure out how to get to the corner as I was continuing on with the same color.  I did a slip stitch until I got to where I needed to be. 

 Then she talked about "joining as you go" which led me over to Dottie Angel's website and her Ordinary Extraordinary Blanket where she had a tutorial about hers and her "join as you go" method
which led me to want to make hers and practice that technique first 
and so blanket number two is now started also......

and now I need to go order more yarn in more colors, of course!  Does anyone else have this problem? 
P.S.  Not to  mention the fact that I have another granny square blanket started from my Nicki Trench book and a knitted blanket kit I ordered that I haven't even started yet!  Woe is me!  Or lucky me depending on how you look at it.  I love planning and starting....finishing?  Not so much.

10 comments:

  1. You've got me feeling like a slacker..no big projects like that around here *grin**!

    Love your handiwork projects!!

    Really some beautiful blankets there.

    Warm wishes.. and happy handiwork, my friend.
    K.

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  2. My goodness, you are ambitious. I love Sandra's blanket and have dreams of one day before I'm too old to hold a crochet hook of making one. I love that first color. Good luck.

    Hugs,
    Sharon

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  3. Love all the blankets you've shown, have started on one Like Cherry hearts in primary colours as well as one in soft pastels both are going to be long term projects I think as well, fingers crossed they end up as finishes and not UFO's :) Barb.

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  4. Oh my gosh, you are so speaking my language. Face it. We are addicted. Ha ha ha!

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  5. Oh lordy, I think I want to do that first one, and I think I could actually do the joining too...what a fun pattern. I have a whole box full of yarn someplace...way upstairs. Probably with a bunch of unjoined granny squares too. A good winter project! :)

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  6. Wow, when you learned how to knit you really took off running with it!
    I like all of your inspiration blankets. It would be hard to choose which to do first.

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  8. Those are some beautiful blanket inspirations! I wish I could knit... or crochet... either one!

    Tania

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  10. Those are beautiful blankets. I keep saying if nothing else, I will just make granny after granny and then figure what to do with them later. I just love making them as they are so easy. I tried the join as you go but found it fiddly. Normally I just whip stitch together and also have done the single stitch which everyone else seems to do so beautifully but for me, I find it a bit messy. Will keep experimenting. I have a problem finishing projects, too. Am so inspired but lots but can't seem to get started on any one thing at the moment. Perhaps I should think about Thanksgiving since I never did anything for Halloween. Or better yet, Christmas before it has passed at the New Year has begun and I am still sitting twiddling my thumbs. Ha! I'm not ready for December just yet. Best wishes, Tammy

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