Wednesday, 9 May 2012

yarn along

Joining in with Ginny from small things for the yarn along this week.

I am in starting mode at the moment. I don't know if anyone else goes through stages like this but I definitely do. Starting mode is when the ideas are flooding in and I just can't stop and focus on one thing at a time, whenever an idea strikes I have to get it on the needles and work a few rows of it, then the next idea comes right along behind. The last couple of weeks have been like that so here is what I have on the go now...

A bath mat made from recycled sheet yarn, just making this up as I go along, I'm going to do a rectangle just as big as the amount of yarn I have then line the back and probably do some sort of edging.

A cluster stitch bag or cushion cover (haven't decided yet!) I just had it in my head to do this stitch and I'm really enjoying it!

Tunisian crochet arrowhead stitch scarf, nice little easily transportable project, again I'm just making this up as I go.

Tunisian crochet jacket for faith. I am kind of going with elizabeth zimmermans baby surprise jacket although obviously that is a knitting pattern but the percentages are still the same so we'll see how it goes.

Socks! Always socks on the go round here. Just to stretch myself a bit I am doing a cable pattern on these and learning how to cable without a cable needle. I've always found cable needles fiddly and the method of cabling without it seems much easier. Just look it up on you tube and there are plenty of videos.

These wools are lined up for starting very soon. The green and yellow will become a little frog rattle for Roghan, the blue is for some crochet coasters my mum has requested and the white is for a sheep toy. The white is not quite boucle yarn but it is kind of lumpy, does anyone know if this has a name?

Also, working on this tunisian crochet entrelac blanket, see this post, I think a couple more rounds of this and I'll be done.

So there we go, starting mode is beginning to come to an end now and I'll be onto finishing mode soon. Chris enjoys finishing mode as the piles of half done knitting disappear and we can move around the house again! (Although I think starting mode might be coming at the sewing table...)

Happy yarn along x

Jo x


  1. I haven't the wherewithal to manage anything as big as a blanket...but I have been thinking of a bathmat knit from clothesline, inspired by Tracy at Clover...

  2. All of your projects look really good, it must be hard to decide which to pick up! x

  3. Boy, lots of projects going on! Like the bath mat from sheets - that's a neat idea.

  4. I really want to try my hand at crocheting cloth into a mat. All your starts look amazing. The yarn you are using for your socks is gorgeous.