I can’t believe it’s been a whole week since the previous WIP Wed!? What is even that all about.
I did mention that i would be trying out some cable crochet blanket, but i actually started another project.
Its the Gingham blanket by Daisyfarmcrafts – I spotted this a while back on her Instagram
So me and the mother as usual, went on a bit of a yarn splurge, and i bought some Caron Simply soft. FIRST OFF, why have i never tried this yarn before? I find this to be my new favourite and really tops the love of Stylecraft, its so soft i can’t even explain it. I got the shades victorian rose i think and off white.
The pattern i used, (which is linked above but i will link again later on)- uses this yarn, and for the first time ever i went by the pattern. She doubles up the yarn, so i used a 10mm hook – It also asks for 3 balls of each shade, i got 4 just in case i wanted it bigger.
It looks a little different from hers as i have used more subtle colours and the pattern is sc in one HDC in next, but i am doing HDC throughout because i am lazy. She also has 8 different patterns for this, as it can be done with different colours and stiches which can be found here
Thoughts so far – It definitely isn’t a project i will be in a rush to finish. Partly because i aren’t enjoying the constant dropping and picking up the next colours after working so many stitches. I think that’s because its double strands and even though chunky blankets etc are quicker it annoys me – That’s not the pattern writers fault, it’s personal preference and i should of really frogged it and went with just doing one strand, but i wouldn’t have that mix of cream and pink in the squares.
After so many rows of using the pink and white mix, it will go onto plain pink and then plain off white. You just then alternate to create the Gingham style pattern, which when you look up gingham so many crochet designers have a different take on it.
The last thing i am not 100% about is that you have to constantly carry the yarn over. So in total you have 4 strands all the time, two on your hook and two being carried over which then will be swapped around etc.
The reason i don’t like this is because you can see the yarn being carried over in your work – It is unavoidable as she has mentioned this i think in a Youtube video, so i should of really given it a better thought.
That picture above you can see some of the cream being carried along.
I feel like such a b*tch for reviewing a pattern but again it’s personal preference, i am fussy and i DO like the finished look. I don’t use big hooks all the time, so that might be playing a factor in it, so i have ordered some larger hooks that are more comfortable and a bit better quality.
Meh, so i think i will drop this project for a while as i really want to do this cable blanket 😀
So whilst i was taking some pictures today, Peter Rabbit flew off the shelf and sat next to me wanting to be in the limelight. I did explain to him that he couldn’t just barge in on my photo’s but he insisted. I don’t think Roman is a huge fan of his ego either.. He kept wanting to kiss him!
In other news, i have been editing my first Youtube video which is a Sims 4 speed build, my other thing for my mic came last night (yeah amazon at night!?) so i can voice over, then i will film my bullet journal video and edit it.
I am also a proud owner of a Kindle LOL! I went to CEX and got a 2016 edition for £42 so i am pleased with that, i don’t mind second hand stuff.
It’s still not the same as reading a book but when i had the app on my phone i would read so many books a week – So i am hoping i can read more.
Last but not least, i have made my Youtube channel banner, what do you guys think?
I hope everyone is having a great day, i will be baking tomorrow eeeeeeek. Mary Berry of course! So i will have to make sure the kitchen is clean urghhhhhhhhhhhhhh cause atm i have pans everywhere LOL
Take care folks! xox