13/01/2012

springtime throw update, 100 squares made!


Here they are, my little lovelies in all their glory....big beaming smile on my face too.

So my springtime throw is now well underway and last night I reached the 100 squares milestone....hurrah, hurrah, hurrah.

It feels so good to have made it this far, I'm still really enjoying it - even though each teeny tiny square has six ends to sew in - yes SIX ends each to be individually sewn in to ensure they don't come loose with future use!  Crazy stuff.


In order to maintain my sanity I'm sewing in as I go along, I couldn't face having to do it all at the end, oh no...and I think I might try and step it up a bit or else I'll still be making this blanket in the summer and I'll miss the springtime that the blanket is named after.


I've lined them all up neatly in little piles (they look so cute!), and am going to have to find somewhere to stash them like this as the piles grow, a shelf or drawer perhaps.  I'm currently lusting after this blogger's idea of storing them in a (rather pretty) suitcase.  Genius!

The yarn I'm using is really nice too, it's called Rooster Almerino DK and it's 50% baby alpaca (do they mind giving up their hair?), and 50% merino wool so is soft and lovely to work with. 100 squares has used two balls of Cornish (the dreamy cream main colour) but there is still quite a bit left on each of the first balls of the other colours; Gooseberry, Smoothie, Strawberry Cream, Custard, Glace and Grape.



I hope you liked this milestone sharing post, it feels good to tell someone, anyone about it - poor Mr P hears about nothing else unfortunately.

Have good weekends everyone.




4 comments:

  1. Looks lovely, I've also started this project, but as a novice to crochet I couldn't justify the cost of the Almerino wool and have gone to a cheaper alternative. Can I just ask you how big are your individual granny squares coming out?

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    1. Hi There, and thank you. I know what you mean about the Almerino wool, tres, tres expensive but I have to say it really is lovely wool. Anyhoo, my squares come up about 5.5cm square, so quite small - the first ones I did were bigger but I've gone back and redone them as 5.5cm seems to be my average size. How about you?? What colours are you using. All best.

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  2. It looks amazing. I am a beginner so I am just messing around with scraps of wool. On the pattern where it says Round 2, I always feel like the first corner gets so many more trebles than the last, I feel as though I need to modify the pattern, or maybe I'm reading it wrong.

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    1. Hi Lizzie, I know what you mean, it's because the beginning chain 3 counts as your first treble, so you do

      chain 3
      2 x trebles
      chain 3
      3 x trebles

      Whereas all the other corners get the standard 3 x treble, 3 chain, 3 x treble...sounds more confusing than it is but when I first started out I was putting in an extra treble because I didn't realise the chain 3 counted as one.. does that make sense?? Let me know how you get on and send me some pics if you want some more help. Toodle-oo.

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