30 Jun 2014

Border Control.....

Ah don't you just LOVE it when you reach that stage in a project when it's time to decide on what border will suit said project????

Well that's where I'm at right now! OK, that's not exactly true. I'm a little bit past that stage! I've had a weekend of frantically joining and have managed to make a start on the border :-)

I just love how this blanket is turning out! I decided on a double crochet, chain 1, double crochet joining technique. I felt this gave a lovely solid edge to the squares. It might look a little bumpy in the  photograph but once blocked it will settle down nicely :-)

The border was a little trickier to decide on! I have to admit to ripping it back THREE times before I was happy. I've decided on a mix from different sources with lots of adaptations. There will be some nice rows of easy peasy stitch combinations and I'm planning to finish with a lacy edge. Well that's the plan anyway!!!

I'm having a mad hooky time trying to get it finished and blocked so that I can take some lovely TA DAH!!! photos at the weekend. Please pray for good weather ;-)

So to recap. I am using Invicta Colour (shades 968 and 960) and Invicta Extra (shade 1466) both are made by Sheepjeswol. I'm using a 4mm hook just because I'm a tight hooker :-) The recommended hook size is 3mm!

Invicta Colour is now available from Deramores :-) So far I've used 300g of each of the Invicta Colours and 350g of the Invicta Extra. 

Once it's finished I shall give finished quantities and I'll measure the blanket for you.
Til next time!


22 Jun 2014


Well! Since I returned from my lovely break in Holland my feet don't seem to have touched the ground! Busy, busy busy!!!
Work has been crazy busy and I've been out and about practising my photography skills. It's still work in progress but I can definitely see improvements!

I have been squeezing in some hooky time....honest!!! My Scheepjeswol Invicta blanket is almost joined!

Whenever I got the chance I've been joining, joining, joining....

I started joining using a zig zag method but was not happy at all with the effect so ripped it all out and started again! Such a gorgeous delicate square needed something quite solid to show it off to it's full advantage I thought.

The colours are just stunning in this yarn! It's Invicta Colour and edged with Invicta Extra.

I always join in the same order (Virgo!!!)...I lay out all the squares, put them in little piles so I know which order and then start the joining process. Because this is quite a solid join it's taking longer than usual but I'm really pleased with how it's looking so far.

The Vivid Green is making all the other colours POP!!!!

Have you heard the latest news???? Deramores has started to stock a range of Scheepjeswol yarns!!! I am soooo pleased :-) It now means that hookers outside Holland can now get their hands on the yummy yarns! Go check it out! I've been lucky enough to use all the yarns they have in stock and I can't recommend them highly enough!

Til next time!