Wednesday, April 4, 2012

WIP Wednesday

This week I have been working pretty monogamously on one object. One giant crocheted object.
Size H hook.
(Yes that's Red Heart)
In an attempt to rid myself of the bulk of my acrylic stash, I've decided to crochet a blanket or two.
This one is already pretty big:
I haven't measured it lately but there are about 5 balls of Red Heart Super Saver in it already. I've laid under it and wrapped myself up in it and it seems like I can stop if I want to, but I've put it aside for the night and will judge again tomorrow. (When I'm awake, have a tape measure, and perhaps a few family members to ask.)

I plan on doing a cute picot trim in red, as well as some decorations. (I'm thinking hearts, but a part of me wants to do rocket ships or balloons.) That will be in red:
Also, I'm not sure if you can tell, but there are 3 colors in this blanket: white, cream and grey.
The more I work on it the more I wish I had chosen Neapolitan ice cream colors.

So that's my WIP. I find myself drawn to other crochet blankets, particularly Wool Eater and Granny Stripes. But I doubt I'll be starting either of those any time soon. I recently bought Custom Knits by Wendy Bernard and am itching to start a new sweater.
 

Anyways, thanks for reading/commenting, and check out more works in progress with Tamis Amis.

20 comments:

  1. sweetest picture ever with the red yarn xox

    Love the blanket, sometimes the simplest things are the most effective.

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  2. That is a big blanket! I'm kinda thinking of doing the wool eater blanket myself but just not sure. I'm
    Looking forward to seeing what u do next x

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  3. I love crocheted WIPs and yours is wonderful. I like the combi whit, cream and grey. I think it will really come together with the red trim, look forward to seeing that.

    WOW, the fact that you can already roll yourself up in it means that is really quite big already, how long did that take you? I am always amazed at how quick crocheting works up :-D

    x

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  4. Snuggly blanket :) I love the colours, and the idea of the red trim sounds perfect!

    Good idea for stashbusting too ;)

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  5. I'm desperate to have a blanket made by me on my bed. I started the ripple blanket and quickly got bored. You've inspired me to pick it up again.

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  6. I can't wait to see your finished blanket. I want to do a Granny Stripe blanket, but I'm still learning the basics of crocheting.

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  7. Someday I'll learn to crochet........but not today. I can do the basic stitches if I have a book in front of me telling me what to do.

    Someday, someday...

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  8. Oooh that blanket looks oh so cosy! Love the 'hello' in red yarn :)

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  9. Rock on with your monogamous-self! The blanket is going to be awesome!

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  10. The blanket looks great! It's a good idea for a easy-clean gift, as well as an awesome stash- buster!

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  11. Hello, hello, hello

    I like your red hello and I think the red border will look great.

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  12. I think a red border will be really fantastic against the calm, neutral palate of the blanket! Definitely go for rocket ships! :-D

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  13. That is a huge blanket!!!! RHSS is a giant skein!

    I love the colours you chose and the red yarn.

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  14. Your blanket looks fantastic! I can just imagine how cozy it is.

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  15. I love those three colours together - one of my favourite combinations. And the idea with he red edging is fab!

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  16. Oh wow, I'm in awe of this thing! I like its soft colours (and that red is going to be a fantastic border to offset them, the "hello" photo is beyond adorable!) and imagining how big and snuggly it is. :D

    I just finished my first blanket, and it was wayyyy smaller than this one, but I sort of want to start another one already...

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  17. What a great stash buster! Hope it keeps you toasty warm.

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  18. The blanket looks lovely and the red will be a great contrast against the rest of it!

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  19. The blanket looks cozy. What a fun idea. I think the red will add a really great finishing touch.

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  20. This is looking very pretty. I do see the colors. I love what you did with the yarn in red. It would definitely bring out your blanket. :)

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