Knitting has been foiled again! A bad back (now much better) has thwarted any attempt to pick up the knitting and do some actual knitting. Most people find knitting calms and relaxes them, soothes them when they're poorly. Me, I can't knit when ill, anxious or stressed. My bad back was only a little poorly, but enough to put me off knitting.
So my May goals will not be met. The hat and baby garment are not cast on, the May socks are only half completed and Flagstone will not be finished in four evenings! I have been working on this though, and have completed the body.
Mr C looked a bit worried when I held it up to show him; he thought I had unintentional big holes on the front and hadn't noticed...
I've sleeves, pocket backs and front borders to knit now.
I finished the body Saturday early evening, and then wasted the rest of the evening, Sunday morning and most of the afternoon messing around on ravelry, trying to decide which crochet pattern to use for a bedside table cover.
My origianl idea (because this is a circular table) was a circle ripple pattern. I'm determined to use my Rowan 4ply cotton stash. I've kept hold of this for ages, thinking I could make a lovely striped top or a cute baby cardigan, waiting for the right project. Not any longer, it will be used!
A little foray into quick crochet dishcloths for a few hours - using the remnants from my Handknit dk cotton remnants. Unsuccessful.
Back to ravelry. I also have some lemon Patons 4ply cotton, reserved for baby blankets but never used. My second idea is to sue this as a background and maybe crochet squares. I'm not too sure I'd like a round ripple blanket. I love circles though, and thought about circles make into squares using the lemon. But in the end I've gone for the pattern which half of ravelry seems to have crocheted, the Flowers in the Snow, except mine will be Flowers in the Sun!
This pattern is dead easy. It's just trebles and chains, and is easily memorised. And I like the join as you go idea, I know after crocheting a large number of squares I'll put off finsihng if there's lots of seaming to do.
My Plan is to crochet a lot of circles and join them after I've done a few. It's gong to take HUNDREDS of these blighters to make a blanket, as it's 4ply and they're small. Well, maybe a few hundred. I'll be able to tell once I start joining htem. I was thining of crocheting about 20 circles at a time, then adding the last round. Maybe having a crochet day or a few evenings a week.
The colours I have aren't that inspiring, but I'm hoping the light lemon will lighten up the overall blanket. First square completed, and about four circles crocheted in hte evening.