Monday, 12 May 2014

Two thirds of 84

Hello,

Yes, I am pleased to announce that I am TWO THIRDS of the way through my 84 stripes of double crochet!!
 

I am using 7 different colours of Patons 100% cotton DK, each separated by stripes of limestone so that makes 14 stripes, which when double crocheted using a 3.5 hook measures about 12 inches/30 cm in length.

 
So I am planning to crochet these 14 rows 6 times which makes a total of 84 different coloured stripes to crochet and I have completed 4 lots of 14 stripes (56 stripes) so I am two thirds of the way through 84 stripes - YIPPEE!


This is the blanket that I started some time ago, probably September 2013, and which I have posted about here. Much of the crochet has been done while travelling to and from cross country races and football matches - sadly the season for both sports is now finished so I'll have to find time elsewhere..... ummmm, I'm sure that dusting and hoovering can wait while I crochet a few rows.
   

Unfortunately, as I said in my previous post, I realise that the blanket is going to be narrower than I intended so I am considering what I can do once I have finished the stripes to widen the blanket, possibly a wide, single colour border.
 
 
So even when I have completed the 84 stripes I will still have some serious crocheting to do before the blanket is finally finished.
 
 
  
So please hang on in there - it may be some time before I reveal the finished article. 

Have you a major crafting project on the go at the moment? Do you prefer smaller projects that be completed relatively quickly?

Wishing you a good week
xXx

10 comments:

  1. It looks lovely so far. A nice deep border of one colour or a few different colours would definitely make it a bit wider. It's nice to have a project on the go though - I always feel bereft when I finish something!

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    1. Yes, I'm leaning towards a border of one or just maybe 2 colours at the moment - I don't want to detract to much from all those stripes!

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  2. I think it is beautiful, I love the stripes and how you arranged the colors. I also love your bag from your last post, you are so talented.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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    1. Thank you for your comments Meredith - I really don't think of myself as talented, just persistent.
      Caz

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  3. I can just see it with a deep, ruffly, limestone border, if that suits it's intended use.

    My projects are all so major I rarely make much discernible progress, particularly as I always flit from one to another. Except for dyeing stuff, that mostly has a more limited time frame.

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  4. Hi Caz, Im stopping in to let you know that I have nominated you for the Liebster Award. Come by my blog and check it out for more details http://handmadeandoffcentered.blogspot.com/2014/05/the-liebster-award.html

    Birgitta xx

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    1. Thank you Birgitta, that is so kind of you - I will sort out my nominations very soon. Best wishes
      Caz xx

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  5. Gosh there's a lot of work in that, it's looking brilliant!

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    1. Thank you Mel - a loooong way to got still!

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  6. Dusting is mega overrated and should be brushed aside as often as possible for better activities like knitting and reading and baking!

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Caz xx