On a hat binge

I just can’t stop making hats at the moment.

The current one is an attempt to use up a big multipack of yarn I can’t remember why I bought. Each skein is 200g and for some reason I got four of them, so there’s a lot to work with!

It’s plain blue and I can only deal with boring in one aspect of my crafting, so I decided to add a wee bit of texture into this hat. After the ribbing I’ve started a 7-stitch repeat over a number that doesn’t divide by seven evenly, in the hope that it will offset and create a subtle spiral pattern.

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Not quite pictured: unicorn stitch marker

I’ll see if it works out soon enough.

 

The thought has just occurred that I could use some of this stuff to make a Flax for myself. It would be much quicker than the Flax Light (yay for thick yarn!) so I’m seriously tempted…

Hannah

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WIP Wednesday 13.03.19

Current WIP count: 6

I’m fairly certain I could now crochet a Lego brick in my sleep.

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Stacks of crochet lego bricks

This is 120 bricks. I created some wiggle room in the design so I either need 107 or 66 more to complete the blanket.

Once I get enough time (AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA ahem) I’m going to make a start on joining them together, because I just can’t do the production-line style of making things. I’m not quite sick of the sight of bricks yet, but I’m definitely getting twitchy – if I try forcing myself to make them all before starting to join them, then the whole project is going to end up abandoned in a corner for six years.

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A snippet of the layout design

The good news is I’m now going to see my parents the weekend after my Dad’s birthday, and he doesn’t mind waiting so I can take the blanket with me instead of having to post it before his birthday. That gives me an extra 4 days! With my current track record of getting Royal Mail to deliver my parcels on time, it’ll probably get there faster if I take it myself anyway.

It’s quite strange being a monogamous crocheter for once. Don’t think I’ll take it up permanently. What’s everyone else working on? Have you got some variety in your makes this week? Let me know in the comments!

Hannah

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WIP Wednesday 27.02.19

Current WIP count: 7

Wasn’t yesterday just the most beautiful day? Properly warm after what feels like 300 days of winter. And I was off work too – perfect!

I feel the WIP pressure is off now I’ve finished one of my baby blankets. I’m using the same pattern for the second blanket, but with DK yarn rather than super chunky, and it’s amazing how different that looks.

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This is about 2/3 done and it grows pretty quickly so it should be ready for Saturday.

I’ve been unable to completely ignore my Flax so now I’m just a few rounds from putting the sleeve stitches onto waste yarn and casting on some more for the body. I’ve never done that before so we’ll see how it goes!

What’s everyone else working on? Enjoying the unusually sunny weather? Let me know in the comments!

Hannah

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