Somewhere I can let out my inner crafter without being labeled as even more insane.

So, first up are the socks that I didn’t get around to photographing the first time 🙂 They’re more Hermione every day socks, done toe up because I like it that way, and although I haven’t yet darned the ends in…(I couldn’t at the time because my darning needle was in storage for the summer because I am a muppet…), but they’ve very comfy. One is just a tad too short (that’s what comes of having appreciably different sized feet and forgetting about it at the crucial point!), but I fully expect that they will stretch enough to fit nicely 🙂

socksI’ve also now started crocheting the blanket for my friend. I am loving it so very much- when I make things for other people, I try to make a point of thinking of all the things that make me think of them, and going back through old memories is great- there’s this one memory of us sitting in the library at the school we went to together, and then a teacher comes in and starts a conversation about exams, and my friend suddenly apologises for swearing, because she considers exams and essays and homework to be swear words. Still does as a matter of fact 🙂 So here is what I have done so far

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There’s still a long way to go- each of those piles is 9 squares, and in total I need to make 14 piles, and then crochet them all together, but I’ve got a routine down fairly well now- I make the first one following the pattern instructions for the colours, then I can make the other 8 without looking at the pattern, just looking at the finished square 🙂 My bag is slightly too small to comfortably fit 5 balls of yarn in, but they all get in squashed, and when I finish with any colour I throw it back in the mesh bag (the yarn came from wool warehouse 🙂 ). The blanket is the Harmony blanket, from attic24, and I just love her stuff 🙂 I want to do most of her blankets at some point, they’re all so lovely 🙂

Right, I’m off to crochet until a suitable time to get the hoover out…

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Comments on: "Blanket, and some more socks" (2)

  1. The coloration of the socks is very pretty. I like Attic 24’s ripple crochet blanket. I completed one granny square blanket but I stalled and it took me years. Yours is progressing nicely.

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