I have at last got round to blocking my Stripy Scarf of Happiness. Why it should take so long to block a scarf I'm not sure, but there we are. It has made me so happy whilst knitting it. Made from 2 balls of both Drops Delight and Drops Alpaca I cast on 60 stitches and knitted in the round. I 'Magic Looped' it instead of using double pointed needles and I am now a complete convert. I loved Magic Loop and I think I may even try socks with it next. The amount of pictures show you how much I like it.
I've started a spot of crochet. Well, more than a spot, I'm making a Circle in A Square blanket for our godson who is getting married in May. It's a surprise for the bride and groom although his mum knows. I am consequently crocheting in my lunch time and I carry my bag around so if I get a spare moment I can whip it out a get another circle done. They will be edged with white, but I'm a long way off that yet! I'm sewing in the ends from time to time, there will be 300 odd circles in the finished blanket ~ not a job to do at the end.I also came across a temperature blanket somewhere, and the idea grabbed me. If you don't know you what this is, you crochet/knit a square or stripe for the temperature of each day of the year. I'm going for squares but the striped blankets look great too ~ have a google. The idea of recording the year's weather really appeals to me. I'm using the BBC Weather app for the temperature.
I have chosen 13 colours of yarn ~ for me Marriner Double Knit ~ each one with a range of degrees. It will all be recorded in a notebook and just because I can, I've got out my Sharpie pens and will use them to have a nice time colouring dots too. I've added two more colours, blue for rain and white for snow, which will appear in the centre. I've decided not to include sunshine as the colours for summery days are quite bright anyway. You'll see I've optimistically gone all the way up to 32 degrees plus, I'm not sure they'll be much of that in the U.K. but we can always hope. I think I shall use the temperature wherever I am so if I'm away on holiday.....you never know.The squares I'm using are simple 3 round granny squares, and I'm intending to sew the ends in and sew them together every day/time I make them. Even after 3 days I am becoming temperature obsessed. Today's square will be another turquoise and it looks like 8 degrees ~ green ~ tomorrow. Sometimes I worry about myself.
That's me for now, have a wonderful week.
Have fun.................................Clicky Needles.