Before I had the blocking board, I would block squares „old school“: either individually, with needles, pinned on my ironing board, or – depending on yarn and size – stitch (or crochet) them together first and block the finished blanket … Continue reading
Another blanket is done. However, this does not count as finishing a WIP – at least not as my WIP as it has never been on my list. Inspired by the squares my mother had knitted for Natasja she kept … Continue reading
… but it took me a while to join those squares and to do the edging. I am very happy with the outcome though. The squares are knitted in whatever was in stash and in quite a few different patterns. … Continue reading
J under (knitted) water. I have finished the blanket – yay! At the end, there was not enough yarn left to knit the last corner … Hence, I decided on a “cuddle corner” made of a fluffy yarn in matching … Continue reading
It’s that time of the year. We were gone for a few days. Germany, Belgium, France … No wonder my crocheting went well 🙂 There is progress, can you tell? Another 27 circles to go. Advertisements
Just like every other kid, J wanted to watch ALL the games and of course I would not let him (too many, too late). However, he got to watch quite a few and soccer would resume power in our house … Continue reading
It is done. Finally! With too many WIPs on my needles this took waaaaay too long to finish. But it does look nice: all these colored bobbles, the simple green edging, very “spring” – even the back side is pretty. I will mail it to Washington tomorrow. Supposedly, it is still winter over there …
This is what I crochet when taking the train to work: a small size granny square blanket. Each square measures 12×12″ (30x30cm).
I am usually pretty good in boiling down stash but no matter how hard I try – some skeins seem to last forever. They’re mainly sock yarn in weird color gradients, hardly more than one skein each and I know I will never (ever) use them for anything “real.” However, I wanted to get rid of them AND at the same time I needed some easy crochet or knitting to take along with me. So I decided to make a blanket: 1 ball = 1 square.
This is where I am right now:
However, another two and a half squares and I am done. That will make a nice, small blanket, 47×35″ / 120x90cm.
Have a good weekend.
It’s very heavy (1 kilo = 2.2 lbs) and very beautiful. Plus, the feel of the bobbles is beyond description. Spontaneously all three of us decided that we’re going to keep all those bobbles. The blanket may stay in the livingroom for good!
ch a multiple of 4 sts plus 2.
Row 1: sc1 in 2nd chain from hook and in each stitch of row (= multiple of 4sts plus 1); ch1, turn.
Row 2: sc2, * dc5tog, sc3 *; repeat from * to *, ending the row with sc2; ch1, turn.
Row 3: sc across; ch1, turn.
Row 4: sc4, * dc5tog, sc3 *; repeat from * to *, ending the row with sc4; ch1, turn.
Row 5: sc across; ch1, turn.
Repeat rows 2-5 until desired length. Make sure you have enough yarn. Bobbles are stash busters! If you want to use different colors: change color in odd numbered rows.
Edging: 1 round of sc in main color (3sts in each corner sts), 1 round of hdc in contrasting color (3 sts in each corner sts).
Maschenzahl teilbar durch 4 plus 2
R1: 1 fM in die 2. Lfm und in jede weitere Lfm (= Maschenzahl teilbar durch 4 + 1), 1 Lfm, wenden
R2: 2 fM, * 5 Stb zus. abmaschen, 3 fM *, von * bis * wiederholen, die Reihe mit 2 fM beenden, 1 Wendemasche
R3: fM über die ganze Reihe, 1 WM
R4: 4 fM, * 5 Stb zus. abmaschen, 3 fM *, von * bis * wiederholen, die Reihe mit 4 fM beenden, 1 WM
R5: fM über die ganze Reihe, 1 WM
Die Reihen 2 bis 5 wiederholen, bis die Decke lang genug ist. Farbwechsel immer in ungeraden Reihen.
Umrandung: 1 Reihe fM (3 fM in jede Eckmasche), 1 Reihe hStb in Kontrastfarbe (3 fM in jede Eckmasche)
No time to actually write a blog post, but I happened to come across some pictures (looking for something totally different – the web is weird) that I must share with you!
The Andy Warhol Bridge in Pittsburgh was yarnbombed into (supposedly) the US’ biggest knitted grafitti ever, made by 1,847 artists with more than 600 blankets. A “jaw-dropping endeavor” says Huffington Post and I could not agree more.
There will be a party on the bridge on Sunday – if only Berlin was closer to Pittsburgh … 🙂