Friday, 15 June 2012

Work in Progress

Over the last few weeks I've been busy with my crochet hook and I've started a new project.  I pulled together some wool from my stash in blues, brown and pale peach.  I then bought some 'vari-coloured' wools to bring the theme together.....

My plan is to make squares of 6 rows, combining my colours in various ways.  All the squares will then have a 7th row of a pale colour (maybe cream, natural or beige) and  I hope to be able to crotchet them together with a ridge effect in the same pale colour.  At the moment I'm working on the corners.  Here's the first one laid out on the floor of the conservatory (with a bit of the second corner in the background). 

I'm taking my time with this project and really enjoying the porcess of messing around with the colours and yarns. I've no idea when it's going to be finished!  I have, however, finished a couple of cushions to go with the throw.  It's been nice to snuggle up with things that I've made myself during the last few days.

Finally, thank you to everyone who commented on my previous post.  I found everything that you wrote really helpful and I'm resisting the urge to charge around like a lunatic just because it's stopped hurting quite so much!

Wishing you all a lovely weekend!


  1. Blimey, there's no stopping you now, Jan. I'm still crocheting together my first granny blanket that I started over a year ago, I may just have it finished for the end of the year at the rate I'm going. I love the cushions, they go so well with your blanket, and the new blanket is going to look lovely, you've chosen some pretty colours.

  2. oh dear, just seen previous post - glad you're a little better now. I hope Husband is doing ok too. Those wool colours work really well together.

    Thanks for your comment. We've often lived by 'if it rains, go underground' for days out so have been down many a soggy cave but never know what to flood to the point of closing before!

  3. Hello Jan:
    This seems to us a lovely and highly imaginative idea. As with so many things, the fun is obviously in the making rather than necessarily the end result.

  4. Hi Jan, you call me busy but you don't hang about either, do you haha? I agree, there's nothing nicer than snuggling under something you've made yourself. And your cushions are lovely. I can't wait to see your blanket, I love the colours you've chosen. Lots of love and hugs xxx

  5. The cushions are lovely. Hope you are both on the mend. x

  6. Just what the doctor ordered........a little crochet the colours, very restful. x

  7. I love the colours you are using - they remind me of the beach. Hope you foot is feeling better - you're not having much luck at the moment are you? Things can only get better!

  8. hello jan
    like your crochet work.......lovely colours.i hope you feeling better now.
    greetings from germany