Sunday, July 14, 2013

Something for me....

I decided to start working on a long term project for myself.....I'm going to need 480 (or more ) of these squares so quite a few more to go yet lol. I wanted to see how many squares I could get out of a ball I made 7 out of one of the orange 50g balls and with the leftover wool made two smaller squares consisting of 4 rounds instead of the 6 I used for the larger squares, not sure what theses smaller ones will turn into but will just add them to the pile till I have enough to work them into a cushion or a smaller baby blanket??
 Has anyone read the book Elemer the elephant?? well this is going to be my Elmer blanket for our bed for next winter, can you see I have one colour missing that I really, really, really love and can't get a ball of yet :( Oh well I'm not going to start putting it together till I reach the 300 mark with my squares so hopefully I'll be able to source out a ball or three of my favourite red :)
These aren't all the colours I want to use in my blanket I still have to order a few more balls to get some more colour happening but I'm not worried as it will probably take me all year to source them and then work them up. The wool is called Drops baby merino in 4ply and is lovely to crochet with.

14 comments:

shez said...

so good that you are making yourself something Barb,enjoy your sunday my lovely friend.xx

Bev C said...

Hello Barb,

This wool be so soft and keep you warm next Winter. Glad you have called it something you love, always good to have a project for yourself.

Happy crocheting.
Bev.

Michelle Ridgway said...

It will be beautiful Barb...nice to spoil yourself too.

Susan said...

That's a huge project, will be so lovely, warm and bright for next winter.

Mistea said...

Lots of lovely colours there, and more to come, it will be all kinds of amazing.
Enjoy your little squares.

Leanne said...

that will keep you busy barb, lovely colours you have chosen,

katherine said...

Going to be a fantastic blanket Fiona.

Jacky Patterson said...

Such wonderfully even stitching and the squares are really squares and not rectangles like mine. Very nice.

Susan said...

This will be lovely when its done gorgeous colours too...

cottonreel said...

Will be lovely .
I have a long term wooly project going on with my hexies

Ondrea said...

About time you made something for youself! That yarn sounds lovely. I must go see.

Anthea said...

Well Done making something for yourself Barb... and it will turn out beautifully, your work is so lovely x

Cheryl said...

Was wondering when you were going to crochet one for you Barb - the colors are gorgeous and is going to be amazing when finished. Havn't heard of that wool before, even though we sell wool in the shop I work in

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