I’m feeling strangely bereft since I finished the latest crochet blanket. I have plenty to knit, but no crochet project on the go right now. When I’m out working on the allotment, I find myself thinking about what should be the next crochet project. I want to make another blanket. I have a few requirements:
- Ideally I want to use up some of the yarn I already have left over from previous projects
- But I have to love the colour combinations, which I think may preclude using some of the ‘stash’
- It has to be portable – so I think this is going to mean some kind of granny square, which I will join with a background colour
I’ve been looking on the internet for colour and form inspiration, and have found lots, though so far nothing that shouts ‘yes! make me!!’ loudly and clearly enough. So I think the answer is to just begin, and see what happens.
On the knitting front, the lace shawl is coming along wonderfully well, and I’m on the last bit of knitting – edging the fourth border. I am very pleased with the look and the feel of it, and I expect to finish it by the end of next week. Then the final challenge will be to block it, which I remember from my previous efforts being a pain to do, but absolutely essential. Once that’s done it will look very different.
Then I’ll need to find out the best way to send it out safely to Australia. Any suggestions gratefully received.
And while I’m asking for advice, does anyone know whether airlines allow knitting needles or crochet hooks in cabin luggage? It’s a while since I’ve flown any distance, and I have no idea. Do you know? Please share!
In the meantime, while I search for the next portable crochet project, I’m doing some little bits of knitting for the City Farm shop – all using up odds and ends. Another cot blanket, and several i-phone socks are on their way there soon. So far we’ve sold a couple of the cot blankets and a hat, so although I’m a long way from raising the £500 I’m aiming at, I have raised £45 so far, which is at least a good start.
And to gladden your hearts, below are photos of a project I had no part in but loved seeing – the latest crochet project in central Bath led by Emma Leith, for this year’s Bath in Fashion Festival last month. It raised a lot of money for our local hospital’s Cancer Care appeal (£2000 I think!)