The Blanket Update

It’s been a month since I posted Making Blankets.  I’ve been working on them slowly but surely.  Here is an update on where I am with them.  I am even adding a new one to the mix.  You know because I need more to do.


Lotus Moon Blanket
I decided to only make 4 squares then do the Around The Bases (ATB) CAL.  I’ll be working on that soon so next update you will have an updated picture with a few innings of the CAL done.


Neon Stripes Blanket
As of this picture this blanket is 24 tall before starting on the 4th skein.  This means I will only need 6 skeins total of the neon stripes.  I’m excited about this because I wanted to make a few knitted things with this yarn to see the stripes that way.


Pinkish Blanket
The other day I was thinking about how the blanket would be square or rectangle.  After asking Grace and Hev what they thought I decided on to make it square.  I put the 9 squares I had together and plan on evening the sides so each side is the same amount of stitches.  I have no idea what I am going to do past that though.


Sophies Universe
I haven’t updated this at all.  It requires me not to need to stop in the middle of a row and I really haven’t been able to do that.


Hevs’ Test
A month or so ago I saw a blanekt I wanted to do but I didn’t want to spend the money on the pattern as I wasn’t sure I would actually make it.  Hev came up with a design like it.  I finished the 1st strip yesterday.  I am going to do do a few more strips with a variation c8f & c8b.  I’m hoping it will be entirely different then the blanket I wanted to do so Hev could sell the pattern if she so chose to.

ERRATA: Hills & Valleys 12″ Square

This has been posted on my ravelry group as well.   The PDF on ravelry has been updated as well so you may want to go to your library & update it there as well.

Hills & Valleys have been updated. There where a few spots that the numbers where wrong but not enough to totally screw up the pattern, etc. Below are the fixes:

ROUND 2
HOW IT WAS WRITTEN:
Round 2: ch1, * sc in next st, hdc in next st, 2dc in next st, tr in next st, ch4 * 4 times. Join with a sl st into 1st sc. Finish Off (4sc, 4hdc, 8dc, 4tr, 4 ch4 sp)
HOW ITS WRITTEN NOW:
Round 2: ch1, * sc in same st as joining, hdc in next st, 2dc in next st, tr in next st, ch4 * 4 times.
Join with a sl st into 1st sc. Finish Off (4sc, 4hdc, 8dc, 4tr, 4 ch4 sp)

ROUND 10
HOW IT WAS WRITTEN:
Round 10: ch3, dc in next st * (2dc, ch2, 2dc in ch sp), dc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, sc in next 17 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, dc in next 4 sts * 4 times, then ( ) once more omitting the last 2 dc. Join with a sl st to top of beg ch3. Finish Off. (48dc, 24hdc, 68sc)
HOW ITS WRITTEN NOW:
Round 10: ch3, dc in next st * (2dc, ch2, 2dc in ch sp), dc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, sc in next 17 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, dc in next 4 sts * 3 times, then ( ) once more omitting the last 2 dc. Join with a sl st to top of beg ch3. Finish Off. (48dc, 24hdc, 68sc)

ROUND 13
HOW IT WAS WRITTEN:
Round 13: Option 1: If your square is 11” work a dc in each st around while working 2dc, ch2, 2dc in the ch2 sps.
Option 2: if your square is 11 1/2” work a sc in each st around, working 3sc in each ch3 sp.
HOW ITS WRITTEN NOW:
Round 13: Option 1: If your square is 11” work a dc in each st around while working 2dc, ch2, 2dc in the ch2 sps.
Option 2: if your square is 11 1/2” work a sc in each st around, working 3sc in each ch2 sp.

Making Blankets

I have 4 more blankets that I am making.  They will be Christmas gifts eventually.  They are all in the beginning stages so not much to see yet.


Lotus Moon Blanket
I was going to use the Lotus Moon Tiles pattern.  I was actually dreading making the bits & bobs that went with it.  With that I decided to just make the Lotus Moon Square pattern instead.  I will make 12 squares and add to it as needed for the size needed.  There will be 4 different flowers – ocean/soft navy, cherry red/burgandy – those 4 colors will make up the 4 flowers.  I will need 3 in each ‘color scheme’.

 


Neon Stripes Blanket
First I need to say I will need 4 more skeins of the Neon Stripes color way to make the blanket at least 56 inches tall.  There will be 7 ‘panels’ of 15 rows.  Each panel will have 1 row of black and 14 rows of neon stripes.  A skein of neon stripes is 14 rows exactly.

 

 


A Pinkish Blanket
I found 5 colors that go well together – 3 pinks, a brown, and a black color.  I am going to make 20 different 12 inch squares and add borders were needed for size.  I might keep this one despite it being pink.  I love how the colors go together.

 

 


Sophies’ Universe
I haven’t touched this in over a month I believe. If I would just keep working on it I would get it done in no time.  It’s just so big and rather irritating to me.  I am going to work it until it’s squared.  If I remember right it was a few weeks of clues before the final clue I was going to work to.  While I love the look of it I doubt I’ll ever make another.

We Are Back! And Other Things…

Finally we are back.  Wasn’t much down time – only a week at most.  But it is nice to be back.  I also have more space then I previously did which makes it so I can do more.

While I was not playing WoW or able to have a website I got a few things done that I started. The most important is the Darkmoon Faire Blanket.

It’s done! #365crafting #crafting365 #crochet #crochetersofinstagram

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I used 1 & 1/4 of all 4 colors. It ended up being 53 inches wide by 57 inches long before the crocodile stitch border. I have at least 2 more blankets to make for Christmas gifts. I have already started on one. I am doing a simple Lotus Moon Tiles blanket. The center will be warm brown, the petals will be a variation of 2 colors of blue, the leaves will be the green used in the DMF blanket, and the background will be in a soft white color. As soon as I start putting it together I will blog about it.

I also got my pillow cover done. I decided I needed to put the ends together with a kitchner stitch. Never again! It is done however. The fabric I knitted ended up being rather tight as intended. Last thing I need is for the cover to move around while I am sleeping. It is a pet peeve of mine and the reason I despise pillow cases. However here is the pictures of said pillow cover completed.

Darkmoon Faire Blanket

You know you play way too much World of Warcraft when colors of yarn you pick up remind you of places in the game.  In this case the colors I picked up remind me of the Darkmoon Faire. I bought the blue, green, and yellow originally to make a boy baby blanket.  I have no reason to make it but I wanted to. Besides when Caron One Pound yarn is $6.99 you really do not pass it up.  It hardly ever goes on sale.  Normally it is $9.99 a skein and in my opinion too much money for a pound of yarn. Yes I am cheap.

Here is the blanket at 50 inches wide and 50 inches long.

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Yes you can see my dirty socks, pillow cases, trash, bed, etc.  Lets just ignore that.  What you see is my DMF Blanket at the 50 inch mark.  The middle square I designed on a whim when I decided I needed an 18 inch square for the middle.  There is no purple in any of the squares so far except on the borders because I decided to add that color later when I realized adding it would make it so DMF like.  I want to make it at least 60 inches wide.  The length will be more then 60 inches as of right now.  The border will be made up of the crocodile stitch to simulate flags.  Some people call it buntings.

If you want to see what squares I used to make up the 12 squares surrounding the bigger middle square you can do so on my Ravelry project page.  I also am trying to put as many notes in there as I can for the ‘borders’ or ‘sections’.  I am also pretty sure this will end up a Christmas gift for one of the few wonderful people in my life.  Not sure who yet though.

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