I call it my “Squares gone wild” project. During the summer I thought it a great idea to concentrate on small squares since I don’t have air conditioning. I dragged out my stash and merrily went about making centres, bordering them in the white, then adding the final part of the daisy petals. It was a mindless task. It wasn’t until I started to assemble the squares that I realized how carried away I had gotten in making these squares. I’m 3 rows from completing the second blanket and I still have tons of squares, in different stages of completion to go. I suspect I have enough for another full blanket. These are truly my “Squares gone wild” blankets... :-)
Some personal projects kept me busy for much of the summer so my main concentration craft-wise has been generating daisy motifs. They’re like an addiction J When you want something mindless to work on at the end of the day these motifs take little thought other than deciding what colours to use together. But it’s time to call a halt to making them and to start assembling them into a blanket. I suspect that I will have plenty left over.
It’s time for me to start thinking what I want to contribute to the Toronto Hookups booth at the Creativ Festival this coming October. Stayed tuned for updates on my projects for the Festival.
No air conditioning? Then consider making small motifs that can be joined together when the heat and humidity dies down. Trust me when last week the temperature, with the humidity, hovered at 43◦ Celsius basically 110◦ Fahrenheit for the week any thought of working with a large crochet piece went right out the window.
I put the yarn I won at last month’s Blankets 4 Canada to good use and completed Blanket #6. It was suppose to be a child’s size blanket but I got a bit carried away...LOL The blanket is a series of double and single crochets to create the “V” stitch, filled in periodically with 3 dc’s in each space. I had some red in my stash so I added it to the yarn I had won since I realized I didn’t have sufficient to make a blanket. In fact I had to purchase an additional skein of the orange to complete this project.
I managed to score another door prize this month at the July Blankets 4 Canada joining session. I LOVE the colour. It's Loops & Threads Impeccible Brights Popsicle Blue. Seriously who comes up with these names? I’m not 100% sure but I will probably integrate the yarn into another WIP which requires a wide assortment of colours.
Hello my name is Dalyce and I’m a yarn addict. Although I collect for Warming Families occasionally I help out with other charities. One of the members of the Toronto Hookups Guild is responsible for the Blankets 4 Canada project hosted out of the Michael’s store at the Dixie Value Mall in Mississauga, ON. Once a month a few of us take the squares that have been dropped off by customers and turn them into blankets. If you wish more information please go to Becky’s B4C page which can be found on her blog, Fantasticmio.
We’ve been fortunate in that she has been permitted to offer door prizes. That’s a real incentive for us to return each month...LOL Today I won few balls of yarn (picture on right hand side). I think I know how I will put them to use but I suspect I will need to purchase a bit more of the yarn in order to complete the project, we’ll see. At a previous meeting I won 4 balls of the green which is being used in one of my current WIP’s (left hand picture). Nothing like another yarn addict enabling another one...LOL
Confused? Don’t be. The count remains the same since I’ve removed the blanket posted on May 27th from the charity count. One of my family members is turning 50 and I promised them a blanket. The blanket you see in the May 27th post are the exact colours I needed therefore I’ve pulled it from my charity blanket count
The latest blanket is another stash buster blanket. This year I’m determined to whittle my way through my stash. For this rectangle granny blanket I went until the pink ran out. I have some of the burgundy left but I need it for another WIP.
Yahoo, I’ve completed blanket #5! If I can continue this pace I’m on target to finish 12 blankets by the end of the year. It will be even better if I can surpass my yearly goal.
If you look back on a previous post you will see where I recently spent time learning how to do Bavarian Crochet. I took the piece that I was working on and expanded it to create a large granny square. Bavarian Crochet looks nice but it uses a lot of yarn and I found it to take considerable more time to work up a piece. I had planned on making the blanket a bit larger but I didn’t have a sufficient quantity of the purple to continue on the rotation of colours sequence I had created. That the problem when you use yarn that was purchase a while ago, sometimes it is no longer available :-(
Dalyce Newby – I’ve been the area volunteer for the Greater Toronto & Area chapter since 2001. My primary crafts are crocheting and knitting. I also have an interest in scrapbooking and I'm currently working on a heritage album.