What do you do with your oddments, scraps, bits of balls......you know what I mean. I have a lot. A real lot.....All this below is Baby Cashmerino leftovers.
Well most of it is. There is a couple of new balls in one bag that I have added to the stash for virtually a scrap stashing project that I came across yesterday by accident really! I found this picture on Pinterest.
I loved it, I loved the colour, the gaps in the crochet, which is not something I generally like in crochet, I'm a bit more of a full compact square or hexagon person....anyway I pinned it to my board and moved on.
Yesterday I was leaving work and I had to nick into the newsagent, I'm not a big magazine buyer or browser, but the crochet and knit magazines just happened to be glaring back at me from the cartridge paper section.....I had a few minutes spare, so I started browsing.....and this magazine and its contents caught my eye. Inside Crochet, Issue 47, Christmas 2013......The blanket, look at it, a perfect stash buster for Baby Cashmerino....the blanket and pattern recommend 4ply yarn and a 3.5mm hook....BC is 5ply, bingo!!
I'm sorry the picture is not the clearest, but the picture of this amazing blanket were not that big.....but last night.....late last night, I had a bit of a play around......I blocked these flowery circles before I went to bed, because they were very scrunchy, and this morning....beautiful, flat, soft and drapey. What do you think?
I love it because it is a join as you go as well, so that is always a bonus. I guess the only downside if there is one, will be the amount of ends to sew in.....I did all of them last night apart from the outer edge. Sew as you go....I can never stand the thought of tidying up the ends after finishing!! Anyway this project is a biggin' 21 x 25 circles, and a lot of half ones to go around the edging.
I still haven't finished my other crochet projects.....but officially I'm dedicating the whole month of February to finishing WIP crochet blankets.....and I'm really looking forward to it. Maybe wipe off one or two of those NY resolutions, the one about buying yarn and finishing woolly works in progress!!
Anyway I have a day off work today, a few more hats to finish and a cake to make, so better get going.
Enjoy your day and thinking of all of those with the awful wild weather in the Northern Hemisphere.
ps This beautiful blanket pattern didn't have a Ravelry page so I've set one up....You'll find it here