Not much crochet action this week. I’ve been away two nights, and both blankets are too bulky to take with me. Plus I knew I would have little opportunity to do anything anyway.
Last weekend though, despite having a walk on Sunday, I managed to get well on towards the end of the Never-ending Granny Square bedspread/blanket. I finished the rounds of granny square clusters (yay!) and started on the edging.
However, like Rachelle at My Tangled Yarn Knitting Adventures I am playing yarn chicken. I weighed the remaining lighest green and I was going to be cutting it fine. Turns out I may not be as lucky as Rachelle! Halfway through a yarn ball and two sides done, with just under 25g remaining. I may be stash rummaging to see if I have some stray pieces of the same colour or, I need to revise the number of stitches per shell, or go out and buy some more.
I am going to see how far I get. I’ll update you tomorrow.
I brought some lovely chunky yarn which needs a 10mm hook/needles. So I have added some needles to my kit and having a go at knitting it up. I love the colours; so autumnal and perfect for this time of year. I am going to try my hand at Moss Stitch. But at the moment I am doing a swatch of garter. Doing a couple of inches and seeing how it looks. This is just to get me back in the habit of holding two needles.
Any suggestions on a good stitch for a chunky yarn? I am a newbie at knitting.
This is Hayfield Bonus Extravaganza Chunky. It is a 100% Acrylic yarn with 180 yards/164 metres to its 200g size. The yarn does have a jute like odour tomit, but I am hoping it will come out in the wash.
If the knitting goes all wrong, then I might atunisian crochet it. But I am unsure how the colours will work. At the moment, each stitch in the needle is a different shade or colour to the next. Watch this space, I guess.
My other blanket is coming on well and after getting back, I got a few more rows completed, so I should be focusing more strongly on this from this weekend onwards. I really need to think about what is next. Maybe a rest? Nah!
I brought some DPNs too for making socks. Am I being mad? I usually leap before I look, really testing myself before I master the basics!
Wish me luck! 🙂