Monday, 10 October 2011

Decision made

Thanks for all your advice regarding the crochet blanket.  In the end I pestered the rest of the Lockets who unanimously agreed that they liked the non-bordered squares best so I have been busily crocheting along and I'm now running out of wool so I'll have to have a shopping trip later in the week.  Shame.


I've never quite got the hang of joining the squares as you go so I am chaining them together and it looks ok. Not professional and smart but ok enough for me. I would have liked to have joined more but I have run out of the turquoise wool that I am using.


What is really interesting is how very different it now looks compared to Julie's blanket that inspired it.  The colours started out similar but the growing blankets are so far apart!  I love the calm, serene nature of Julie's blanket but I also love the rather more chaotic and loud blanket that I am now making and I'm still incredibly grateful to Julie for inspiring me and helping with the colour choice.

In knitting news I have finally finished my Candlepower socks


This is a gorgeous pattern - definitely my favourite sock pattern so far and I'll be knitting some more before too long.

The only problem now is that I have been spoilt for other sock patterns.  I have cast on three times with this gorgeous "heather and thistle" yarn



and have finally decided to knit this pattern but I'm not loving it as much as the candlepowers.


I'm hoping to get quite a bit done as part of Socktoberfest so I'd better get off here and get knitting!

13 comments:

Gina said...

Love those candlepower socks!

Marie said...

I am once again in awe of the knitty sockiness. I'd so love to be able to knit socks but as yet its the one yarny thing that eludes me. I've been scouting around for a basic sock knitting book but there are so many I can't decide on one. Any suggestions??

lv xMx

Helen said...

I have said it before, and I will say it again . . . . Lucy you are sooooooooooh clever, I am in awe.
Love Helen xx

wonderwoman said...

just love your crochet squares -its going to be a gorgeous blanket!

xxx

Jan said...

I LOVE the colours of your blanket, Lucy; makes me want to learn to crochet (or am I just looking for an excuse to buy lots of lovely wool??)

Lina said...

Your socks are awesome. Must go google Socktoberfest immediately...

Lina said...

Your socks are awesome. Must go google Socktoberfest immediately...

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, your granny's are looking VERY hot! Very nice job Ms. Locket! Beautiful socks too!

QuiltingFitzy said...

I have one sock from last year patiently awaiting a mate, and it's not happening any time soon, lol.

My daughter has lots of granny squares finished too, she has no clue how to do the hook-up!

I love the color scheme in your blanket!!

73mw said...

Love your happy blanket Ms. Locket - it's going to be fabulous (though I'm still not envying you those ends! Your socks are fabulous as always x

Annie said...

I love it too Lucy the same thing happened to me with a crotched blankie this winter yours always gets your own special touch

ladydi said...

Your candlepower socks are GORGEOUS! I adore the color, and the pattern is lovely. Nice blankie for the family to snuggle under! It is a shame about the shopping thing. LOL.

Jackie said...

Your blanket has a lovely vintage look to it without the border. Its lovely. So comforting.