Crochet ‘catch up’ rather than crochet design is all I ever seem able to achieve these days. It is Summer here in the UK and I think perhaps Autumn and Winter are my favourite crochet seasons. I prefer soft woolly yarn to cotton and wool is much too hot to crochet with in the summer.
Crochet has been sparse lately!
I guess I am working up to admit to you that there has not been much hooking going on around in these parts lately!
Except this one, a corner to corner, mentioned here (of which I have completed 2 corners) made from Caron Cakes in Turquoise tones…
It is intended for my son and I plan on edging it with a few masculine looking stitches.
The Crochet Details
Using a size 5mm hook and so far, each quarter has used up exactly two Caron cakes each. Therefore, if I had bought all the yarn in the UK it would have cost me £40.00 in total so far. However, as I have just returned from Florida I made sure to visit Michael’s, an American craft store (a bit like Hobbycraft but better) and purchased 2 cakes for $4.99 each. I wish I had bought more!
I have also just found all the colours on sale from The Wool Warehouse
…if I had bought all the yarn in the UK it would have cost me £40.00 in total so far…
It looks as if this blanket when completed will cost me over £100 and yes, it is very large and yes, it is handmade, but I am simply not used to spending that amount of money on crochet projects shoes yes but not yarn!
I do hope when it is finally finished that my boy likes and uses it? I think he will I recently found the quarter I made in Florida on his bed!
In my head, the plan goes something like this…complete one c2c quarter monthly. This way I spread the cost and have a project for at least five/six months if I add in a month to join it and a month to work the edging.
…I am simply not used to spending that amount of money on crochet projects shoes yes, but not yarn…!
Let’s see, shall we because as we all know… The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry…