Tuesday, 6 September 2011

One a Day........

A few days ago I scored this vintage book from an Op Shop for a grand old 50 cents. There are some great knitting and  crochet patterns in it and I can't wait to get started......

When I read about the one a day challenge over at Crochet With Raymond, I popped onto Ravelry and signed up. My only problem now is choosing 20 balls of yarn and of course keeping it cost effective. Oh my! Decisions ... decisions.....Here is what I plan to make.......but I am thinking in more earthy colours so that I will actually wear it..... I am not a great fan of black and the colours here are a little too busy even for me.......

The idea is to make one square a day or do one row. So you can still work on a gazillion other projects (which is pretty much the way I do things) and manage to finish a larger project as well. I love it! Heres hoping I can actually pull it off! My stash of odd balls has mostly been used in blankets so I will need to buy all the wool for this project. 

Not being a great fan of acrylic I am wondering if anyone has used the Patons Smootie at all? I found it somewhere quite cheap for a 10 pack and am wondering if it would suffice for the main colour and then I could use pure wool for the other parts. Not sure. I don't want it to weigh a tonne but I would like it to be durable and easy to care for. Hmmmmmmm! 

There is also the problem with buying online that the colours do not always look the same in pictures as they actually are. Would hate to end up with a great big stash of wool I don't like. Maybe I better just head down to Spotlight or the the local wool store. Wish me luck! 

Hugs and smoochies xoxoxox

PS (Local friends and family) : If anyone has any unwanted scraps in earthy colours eg...greens and browns that you don't need, I would love to use them. :-)


  1. Crochet with Raymond6 September 2011 at 19:17

    this will be FABULOUS!!! Looking forward to seeing it happen on ravelry, glad you joined in too!

  2. The vest looks great, and I'm sure it will look gorgeous in earthy colours. Can't wait to see :) Good luck on your project :)

  3. Oh man! I just started liking the idea of granny square garments! I can't wait to see how yours turns out! This is going to look wonderful! =]


    p.s. and it's super fashionable!

  4. Wow! Fabulous choice for your project.

    Thanks for joining in with One a Day x

  5. wow that looks amazing, can't wait to see your progress.

  6. This is going to look stunning! I'm really looking forward to seeing this come together :)

  7. Make me something!!! <3 LOVE YOU MUM! x

  8. What a fab waistcoat,I look forward to seeing the progress. Deb xxxxx

  9. Loving this.....what a fab idea!

  10. I can't wait to see how this turns out! I don't think anyone else is making a garment so this will be really unique :-) I agree the blacks not so great but your colour plan sounds good :-)

    Make sure it's something that will feel soft to wear and not itchy!!