Monday, October 25, 2010

Baby blanket: border wars

So I'm finally done with the body of the blanket and have moved on to the border. This thing is going to take forever ... I'm starting to worry that I won't make my deadline. Eek!

I apologize in advance for the crappy quality of these photos. My phone does not respond well when the light is not just right.

The border is done in "entrelac," which as far as I can tell is a fancy way of saying "overly weird and complicated." Here's a shot of row 1 of the border. It's a good candidate for a What Not to Crochet entry for how to ruin a perfectly good blanket with a bad border, yes?

Little bumpy triangles: not pretty
But things get better. Hours and HOURS after starting row 1 I was finally ready to move on to row 2, where the spaces between the triangles are filled.  Things are looking up.

Fuzzy filled-in triangles: prettier!
After row 2 come three or four (or maybe even five) more rows. I sense The Claw lurking in my future.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Motif countdown: the end is in sight

I now have 31 motifs left to make. One more to go before row 10 is done. Then comes the dreaded Sewing of the Row step. I hate sewing in all its forms. HATE.

Monday, October 11, 2010

New baby blanket, moving right along

I have 106 rows done, 81 more to go, and then there's a complicated and worrisome border to tackle. It's moving pretty quickly though ... I think I did 6 or 7 inches this weekend, so that's good news. I really like the way this one is turning out. And Tunisian crochet is soothing, as it turns out, so extra bonus there!

Monday, October 04, 2010

Thread tablecloth: three-quarters done!

I have 9 out of 12 rows done. The end is finally within my grasp, enough so that I can now think in terms of motifs left to make instead of rows left to finish. I finished row nine last week, and I then had three rows, or 45 motifs, left to make. I'm now down to 38. Woo! I might get this bad boy done before the end of the year.