Hello Readers, hope you are all well??? The sun is out, although it may be briefly, the builder has his tea, I have my tea and all is well here. Just stopping by to update you on my CAL progress. Four more blocks done and now I am definitely up to speed with everyone else. I have even been working on my crochet patchwork blanket too this week but I will post about that later so stay tuned folks. I am loving this CAL. Its very manageable and full of mini challenges with each now block/pattern/stitch. I am learning and improving loads 😀 Join in if you haven’t and want to, I’m sure you could start at Block 13, no one would mind.
So a quick peek at my next four blocks, here we go..
Block No.9 Arcadia
Block No.10 Openwork Square
Block No.10 Baby Blocks
Hmmmm. This one was a bit of a challenge. I have never knitted or crocheted with two colours on the go at the same time before so I was a little intimidated by it. I did try crocheting over the loose ends at the back but then I couldn’t work out how to do it when doing the row in the other direction and I didn’t like the fact that the second colour showed through, so I gave up with that and just carried the spare yarn across the back like the book says to. Possibly not such a good block for a blanket due to the loose yarn at the back… maybe better for cushions or something??? It also seemed to come out narrower than the other blocks. I contemplated adding another square to the row but decided it would be too big then, so I left it as the pattern said.
Block No.12 Fine Lines
This one appeared straight forward but I did get in a bit of a pickle with working out which was the front and the back, although that probably has more to do with the fact that I was trying to watch a Pedro Almodovar film with subtitles at the same time!!! It doesn’t work. I got very frustrated because I wanted to watch the film but I wanted to crochet too. If I could speak Spanish it would have been ok but….
Its looking…. interesting…. There are quite a few in there that I might not use. I thought the book was splitting into two block types but now I think there may be three – the very solid dc blocks, – the less solid blocks not done in the round, and the traditional granny type, in the round blocks.
Oh, theres the rain again. I want to go blackberry picking 😦