I hope everybody has had a lovely start to November. Things here are ticking on. I had hoped to have a Ta-Dah for my round ripple but it isn't ready to show you at the moment because I have been too lazy to sew in the ends and block it. I really need some decent tv to do those ends, I think it might be time to crack open my wedding anniversary present (9 years, wow) of Bones series 6 and knuckle down.
So instead I will share the beginning of my new One A Day with you. It will be made using these colours in good old Stylecraft again. They are perfect for L's room and I like the way they go together.
My inspiration for the first six squares of the new crochet concoction came from the lovely butterfly squares in this post from Tickety Boo, another Gloucestershire blogger who's pages I would highly recommend. I was so struck in fact that I fetched a ball of wool and a hook and had a little go. These goes were not successful because I am an idiot who cannot read a pattern properly, especially when it is in American terms. These were my first two...
As you can see they are more than a little wonky donkey at the edges, and that's after blocking. This was was because I used a DC somewhere I should have used a TR and then used a UK TR when I should have used a US TR. Anyway, they are now frogged and these are two of my keepers...
There's another one the same but in the cream which I haven't included because it's still blocking. I do not intend to make the whole blanket out of these squares because I want it to include more special things that L likes. I would like to make some flower squares and maybe some star squares if I can find one, I would be very grateful for star square suggestions if anybody knows of a pretty one. I will be filling in all the details on my ravelry project page.
Unfortunately my lovely LYS is desperately short on Stylecraft at the moment. I am undecided as to whether to hold out for a delivery or order online. I hate to order online when it might come in any day because I would so much rather give my custom to her. Oh well, I will continue with what I have for now, it should do me at least another week and maybe two. Perhaps that big box of yarn will have come into the shop by then. Or maybe it will be there tomorrow when I am hoping to attend my first ever crochet group. I'm very excited about that prospect, I hope they are friendly and do not poke me with their steely hooks.
Might I humbly suggest a trip over to Carole's blog for some more one a day goodies? There are bound to be some lovely sights, I'll be visiting them all later on today when the little poppets are tucked up in their cozy beds.