Monday, 13 January 2014

Finishing Off

Hello Ladies,

I'm finding that the New Year has at the moment made me want to be a
little more organised with my Crocheting.
How long this will last for, I haven't a clue. Come the end of
January I might think "Oh Sod it" and carry on in my usual
haphazard way. My daughter Amie looks at my baskets of ongoing projects
and tells me it's called Organised Chaos.

So at this moment I would like to try and finish some projects before
starting any more.

This blanket I started back in June/July time. I pick it up now and again,
but the odd row here and there isn't helping to make it grow.
So I decided that along with doing my square a day challenge, for the Mood
Blanket, I would also crochet 2 rows a day, 1 coloured, 1 cream. It already
measures 41" wide and 27" long, 30 days of crocheting 2 rows gives me
another 15". Not really sure how long I would like it to be, but if I stick to
this plan, it might be finished by February.
These little fellows are coming along nicely, still haven't worked out
how many I need as I may be a bit daunted with the amount. I've made about
a 100 so far, 20 of each colour, I did also have a peach flower, but it didn't
seem to look right with the colours I'd already used, so I stoped making
those. Might start joining some together with the Join As You Go method,
then I'll get a proper idea of what it's going to look like.
This project I started between Christmas and the New Year.
I know I started it the wrong side of Christmas, but I found the idea
while browsing blogland, as you do.
As soon as I saw it, I wanted to make it. It's designed by a very talented
crocheter Sarah Zimmerman, and her blog is "Repeat Crafter Me".
I have made all the pieces, except the bunting. Then I put it in a Baggie
so I could start the Mood Blanket and it hadn't come out since.

So Jan/Feb are going to be my, be disiplined and be organised
months. If I can just get a couple of projects completed I can then
start some of the ones that are whizzing around in my head.

Take care and have a good week
Sally xxx


  1. Hi Sally! I noticed that in the current issue of simply crochet (14) they have your hexi blanket and say that you need 114 hexi's, so you are nearly there!! All your projects are looking lovely and I am sure that you will have some or all of them finished very soon! I'm looking forward to seeing how you get on. Well done! xx

    1. For some reason I think my flower motifs have come out smaller than theirs so I might need a few more. Thank you.

  2. All of your blankets look amazing, and it sounds like you have a lot of hexagons. I am making my hexagon blanket a small baby one, as I am not in the mood to make it a big one.

    Although for the wreath you are making, I would totally make loads of white pom poms instead of crocheted ones, Might be a bit quicker to make too :)
    As for the wreathe

    1. Hmmm pom-poms, if I hadn't crocheted so many balls already that would have been a good idea. The thought of sewing it onto the wreath is not to appealing though. I was wondering about using the glue gun.

  3. Your work is lovely! I really love the wreath I shall be making one for next Christmas x

    1. Thank you, I know I started the wreath the wrong side of Christmas, but at least this way it'll be ready for next year xxx

  4. Wow! That's one big lot of crochet! And all gorgeous...I envy your hexie progress, I'm digging mine out to kick-start the Bloomin' CAL for the new year, I'm inspired by your stacks of flowers! Chrissie x

    1. Ooooh I'm so glad your continuing with the CAL I really enjoyed joining in with it last year. So get your hexies out and get crocheting.

  5. You are doing great with everything. I love your African Flowers, but somehow detest mine! But I am putting my head down and getting them done.
    Hugs to you and good luck,

  6. Thank you're Meredith and I know what you mean when you have a project that you can't seem to get into. But I have seen your flowers and they are very pretty, I love your colour choice.

  7. Hi Sally, I hear you on the projects in baskets! I think we all have varying degrees of that demon in our personalities! :D I love the colors you are using for the African flowers! Before I forget, do you by any chance have a link for a tutorial on doing the "join as you go method"? I would like to start one of those African flower throws but not til' I learn how to join them as I go... otherwise I get overwhelmed and it never gets finished! :D
    Hugs and thanks for sharing all your lovely projects today,
    Beth P

  8. How about a challenge? To get everything finished by the end of Feb 2014? Maybe by then I too might have finished my granny square blanket.....