Thursday, March 14, 2013

Crocheting along ... a little knitting too

Progress on the current blanket from the previously resting stash.
I've finished both the lemon and mint yarns and begun working on the white border.
Following an old pattern for the border, so far so good amazing considering the main part of the blanket was improvised to use the leftover colours.
I'm liking the open work of the border so far as a contrast to the density of the centre.

Reading has been mostly about inspiration for a new crochet project and work related.
'The Granny Square book' by Margaret Hubert certainly has lots of fun squares to try as well as some interesting uses for them. Patiently waiting until I am finished the current project before playing with any new squares.
'Somebody Else's Kids' by Torey Hayden may just make my work life a little easier as I currently have a couple of students who have some serious learning issues.
The second sock is progressing slowly, though that could change now that I'm up to the heel shaping.

Joining all the clever people knitting along over at Ginny's.


Hope it's cool where you are.

12 comments:

Kathi said...

The socks are cute! They look like either tic-tac-toe or hugs and kisses.

shez said...

wow i so admire your work mistea,that blanket is gorgeous i really love those colours together,well done.xx

Fiona said...

such pretty colours for the blanket and I love the look of the latest socks...
Hugz

Uglemor said...

Hugs and kisses socks. Lovely. You're a great knitter!

Debbie said...

Such lovely colours in your blanket, they make me think of Spring.

Janet said...

Love the edging on the baby blanket -- so delicate.

Marie-Jozé Rikers said...

Socks are cute. The colors for the blanket are beautiful

Charlie and Wendy said...

Lovely knitting and crochet over at your place, the blanket looks very pretty, Wendy

Shay said...

Your border is lovely. So delicate and sweet. You amaze me with your skills with yarn.

Jossie said...

Wow you really are good! The blanket is lovely but the socks are grand.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

The baby blanket is lovely, Always nice to be able to use what you've got on hand. Have a great weekend. Tammy

ameyknits said...

I read that Torey Hayden book as part of a special education class when I was in college. I remember it being quite good.