Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Organised or not?

Not - in this case. The socks turned out looking like socks ...

Looking good

Still looking good


… but my poor workmanship can be seen around the heel. My picking up of stitches leaves a lot to be desired. Ah well, back to the drawing board. I think I'll use four needles next time.

Not organised (as normal) on the crocheting front either. Crocheting blankets is very relaxing so I decided I needed (no I don't need) another one and this time I've chosen to go with shell stitch.

Colours are rather difficult now as I'm getting to the end of my DK single balls of wool. My approach to projects is somewhat laissez faire, organic, creative - I really can't find the word. I start with only one outcome, in this case a blanket, choose a starting colour and hope that I've got enough balls of wool to finish the blanket, whatever their colour may be. The same approach applies to the size of the blanket. I just crocheted a foundation row until I got fed up (making sure it was a multiple of 6 plus 2) and then started the pattern.

Four rows done and it looks very smart but how it will turn out I haven't the faintest idea. I think I shall call it my January blanket.

Organised or not?



  1. I always knit my socks on 4 needles and have got used to this, picking up the stitches is a tricky job but I'm sure the next pair will be fabulous.

  2. I have problems picking up stitches as well. What I now do is pick up double the amount of stitches and then get down to the correct number using the 2 together route. I don't know if that would work for socks though.

    Love your way of working on your blankets.

    God bless.

  3. Those socks look pretty good to me.

  4. socks are on my to do list for did a fine job.

  5. St least you had a go making socks not the easiest for sure I think yours look brilliant and they fit :-) Love the shell stitch enjoy your new project, dee xx

  6. Four needles? I need to master 2.


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