Working on a WIP

After finishing my Spring Colours baby blanket, I thought that it was about time that I picked up my WIP – the cashmerino granny squares that I started working on back in May. I adore these squares but they are less easy to pick up and work on than something that has three colours and is straight stripes. I need to be able to lay out all my yarn colours and have enough concentration to think about colour combinations when I am working on them. Perfect for maternity leave!

I do the squares in two stages. First of all I make the first four-round square that you see above, and then after that they receive a further two rounds in the style of this blanket. Adding the last two rounds is easier than choosing the colours for the first part of the square! I have 40 completed six round squares, and thirty that are awaiting their final round. I’m working on the final rounds to see how big a blanket that makes before making any more squares. It’s for a single bed but I’m not sure how big that needs to be. Lucy’s Baby Granny Blanket was 117 squares (9×13) and I’m sort of working towards that but at the same time hoping I’ll need fewer squares: a) because mine are 6 rounds and hers were 5, and b) because my stitches tend to be bigger than Lucy’s and I get more coverage with fewer squares.

I’m going to make myself log off now and go and work on these squares. My laptop is my biggest hindrance to being crafty and productive!

6 thoughts on “Working on a WIP

  1. Liz says:

    So is my iPad! Desperately trying to finish my baby blanket today so I can block it to leave while we are away for a few days from tomorrow but have limited will power to resist the lure of the iPad and your blog!Also want to bake Lucy’s lovely lemon drizzle cake so had better get on

  2. Liz says:

    So is my iPad! Desperately trying to finish my baby blanket today so I can block it to leave while we are away for a few days from tomorrow but have limited will power to resist the lure of the iPad and your blog!Also want to bake Lucy\’s lovely lemon drizzle cake so had better get on

  3. Nanita says:

    Ahh pretty vibrant squares! Now you made my fingers itch – I’ve actually never hooked a traditionnal multi-coloured granny square blanket! This will definitely be my next project. And I’m stubbornly ignoring the voice in my head that says “girl, how many blankets do you actually need in that tiny appartment of yours?” :D xxxx

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