Today would have been Jill's 76th birthday, still sorely missed by her friends and her family. There'll be several knitters out there with empty knitting needles, who would normally have kntted her a birthday present. She's in my thoughts today as I write this post, especially as she was never one to procrastinate or be indecisive. She'd be rolling her eyes, and muttering JUST FINSIH THE BORDER! :)
Well no news, really! I have minimal progress this weekend. Most of Saturday was spent dithering. Do I do a ripple edging, as in the pattern? Do I do a bobble edging? If I do a ripple edging how do I cope with the corners?
I quite fancied a bobble edging, though wasn't sure how it would look, if my bobbles would look like bobbles, as I've never tried crocheting them.
First attempt. It took me FOREVER to do that first long round of trebles. I usually go thought the top toops and that one just berore a chain stitch is tricky.
Sunday I started the bobble round. The pattern is a multiple of 6 plus 5 (you could do any multiple of course, but my bobbles will be every sixth stitch) and I had to count and try to make sure that each square had a similar amount of picked up stitches. Then disaster struck. With 18 of the 24 squares to go I realised that my yarn would run out. What a pain! 56g!
Back to the drawing board. This second attempt involved a different colour and a round of dc rather than tr, followed by the tr/bobble round. Made it!
It's that row of crochet under the red! Far too lazy to spread out the balnket and take a decent photo.
This colour had 60g remaining, and some of the colouris don't have as much, especially the ones I like. So I tried doing another bobble round with a different colour, and it didn't look right. It would look better with that round of dc. My next plan (and one which I'm sticking to) is to alternate bobbles with a plain roudn of treble. AND work the plain round with rs facing, bobble round iwth ws facing, rather than working the whole border with ws facing (you need to do that with bobbles).
I have managed that plain treble round!
I'm going to leave this one my chair, and might try to get in an hour or two each evening. I'm thinking of doing another three or four rounds of bobbles and trebles and then some sort of picot or tiny bobble edging. I'm presuming there is something out there in the crochet world.