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. :-)