This is the scarf whilst I was still on the first ball of wool and I'm now nearly finished with the second ball. So progress is being made.
Then I wanted to make a couple of pretty things for my mother-in-law's birthday coming up. I saw this pattern for a pot-holder which looked cool. I wanted to try the stitch which was interesting. It's a doubled up single crochet stitch. It makes for a great texture and very thick fabric. Perfect for a pot-holder. I will add a nice shell edge when I'm finished.
The colour is more interesting in real life; it's a pale blue-grey-lilac colour. I will edge it in a different colour to make it look more interesting and also add some flowers near the hanging loop (to be added at the end).
See how thick a fabric this makes?
You crochet in the back of the loop,
and also take in the back loop from the row below.
This makes it a bit slow growing because it's like
making half rows every time but I really like
the texture it produces.
You can see in the last photo below how there are
two layers but they are crocheted at the same time.
Clever. I like it.
should anyone be interested.
And then, whilst I'm working on my current blanket, I'm already thinking of the next one I'd like to make!! I must be mad. I fancy making one in colours to match our living room. I've been trying other types of granny squares. And I've fallen in love with Drops Merino Extra-fine wool. Gorgeously, scrumptiously soft and wonderful to crochet with. I can't stop handling this wool, it's so wonderful. Aaaaah. Heaven.
And of course, there's also MY TATTING. I have the wonderful design from a couple of posts ago which I haven't made any progress on yet because I've been so busy with all these other projects!
This leads me to my question. Should I keep this blog for tatting only and post about my other needlework projects somewhere else? Another blog? Do you guys want to read about all I do or keep it to tatting only? I have to say that throughout my life, I have always enjoyed many different types of needlework so in fact, it's been unusual for me to concentrate nearly exclusively on tatting for over three years!
So what do you think?