I have briefly mentioned The Boy in previous posts and we had been dating for about 3-4 months. While he is a great person, the relationship wasn't going anywhere and I just didn't have enough of a spark with him to continue with the relationship. So yesterday, I broke it off with him. I think I kinda caught him off guard but in the long run it's for the best. But know that I am okay but wanted to share what was going on. Honestly, I was spending more time trying to dodge him than be with him. Clearly that's a sign.
Anyway, I have gotten some progress on my projects and here is the update.
White Centered Granny Blanket
Since I finished the Gryffindor Scarf, I have been working on a few things but got the bug to work on the White Centered Grannies again. I really wanted to start putting it together and see the colors. I initially started with a whip stitch join and realized that was going to take forever and I am pretty impatient. So I tore out the tests and decided to do a slip stitch join because I am faster with a crochet hook than a tapestry needle.
After I got that straightened out I needed to figure out a way to get the blocks random while still being balanced. So in all of my nerdiness, I went to excel for the answer.
Here is how I did it:
- I knew my blocks were about 5.5" so I putzed with widths to figure out how big I wanted the blanket to be. This will be about 4' by 5'.
- I used the formulas to create a random number between 1 and 8 (I have 8 colors)
- Formula =randbetween(1,8)
Here is what I have done so far. I probably need to move to my table to continue to work on this.
|I can't wait to get more squares done to add to the blanket!|
As far as the Gryffindor adventure has gone, the wristlets are super easy and fast. I made one earlier in the summer and put it aside to finish the scarf. When I started the second wristlet, I realized I made the first one wrong. I put the gusset in the wrong place so I am working on what is now the third one.
|I hope to get this finished this week|
I did rip back a bit to fix my counting error and now it looks a lot better. Now that I know how many stitches are in each row, it's easier to keep track of now.
|I like the variation already!|
I made some progress but until it's blocked it really just looks like a sparkly pink blob.
|I keep losing stitch markers :(|
So I feel as though my crafting bug has been renewed. The weather is getting cooler and I have dreams of just snuggleing up under wool yarn and knit/crochet my way through winter. Are you making pulling out some old WIPs to get finished?