Sunday, 3 February 2008

Square Eyes

Some people see dots in front of their eyes, I'm seeing squares.
Knitted multicoloured squares.

A great way to use up all the leftover yarn that I find in the local charity shop.

I've made about fifty 6"x6" squares so far, but I need to make quite a few more before they'll make a decent size blankie.
I'm not looking forward to sewing all those ends in.

And now I have to find someone who can teach me to crochet them all together.

17 comments:

Vintage to Victorian said...

If I was nearer I'd teach you! Thanks for your 'charming' comment!!!! Still coughing well but feeling better otherwise and - generous to a fault - have now passed it on to P. Shame as we were supposed to be going up to Northampton on Wednesday and staying with Gillie again! May have to forfeit that! Keep up the good work ... Sue x

Peggy said...

You're knitting all those squares on the diagonal? You aren't making it very easy for yourself, but I can see the diagonal stripes are a good way to break up the grid.

I'd show you how to crochet them together if we lived closer to each ohter. Heck, I'd even break out the root beer! ;-)

imac said...

Make great warm blankets when sewn together.

madretz said...

They look sooo cool all piled up together like that AND scattered on the rug. I can't believe you've already done 50 and need to do more. It would take me a week to knit one 6x6" square on the diagonal. I'm not kidding. Oh i can knit a garter stitch scarf in 2 hours, but that diagonal kills me. I'll bet there are great instructions online to crochet squares together if you can't find anyone nearby to show you.
Oh, and I love chicken pot pie also, altho I haven't eaten it in years. But in that movie, Sweeny Todd (don't read if you're planning on watching b/c here's a big spoiler), they make meat pies in the restaurant. And the meat pies are made with meat that is so distasteful it turns your stomach. So when we went to dinner afterwards and saw Chicken Pot Pie on the menu, we laughed at the disgustingness of it not being made with chicken but actually made with...a neighbor or two.

Martin Stickland said...

Jackie made a big blanket like this, they are so very 'Little house on the prairie' and make a house look very cozy ZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzz

Byeeeeee

Old Wom Tigley said...

I do this as well, I had loads done and then last year I sowed them all together and made to blankets for our new granddaughter, one is massive and is place on the carpet when she wants to crawl about. A great way of using up the wool and relaxing at the same time. As for Crochet.. I'm hopeless at it.

tut-tut said...

What great colors! I wish I could advise you, but I'm hopeless at putting things together.

lettuce said...

they're fab!

i've not done much crotchet, but it doesn't seem too difficult. you could probably teach yourself with a good basic needlework book and a bit of trial and error...

glad you are enjoying that string bag pattern, isn't it nice?

dot said...

They sure made a nice colorful picture!

Annie said...

You and I enjoy some of the same things, knitting and eating chili.

If you can knit, you can crochet.

Peter said...

Well, I have two unfortunately two reasons not being able to help; not knowing and distance. Why do so few men knit? A former king of Sweden used to knit a lot and on one of the Titicaca islands (Taquile), only men are allowed to knit!

Kerri said...

Those are beautiful! What a nice blankie they will make!

Ex-Shammickite said...

Thanks everyone for the comments. Knitting squares on the diagonal is easy peasy.
Start off with one stitch on the needle and increase one stitch at the start of every row. Then when the straight side is long enough (6" in my case) decrease one stitch at the start of every row until you are left with only one stitch, and voila! A diagonally knitted square. Doesn't stretch like a straight knitted square.
That's the lesson for today.
Now I have to tackle the crochet problem.

Wild Rose said...

You have been busy! Just think how warm and cosy it will be once you have it finished.

I was looking for an e-mail address on your blog to answer your question ~ yes, One of a Kind has a spring show and it is over Easter weekend. Hope to see you there!

Marie

lorenzothellama said...

Hey, I can crochet and I am making another shawl out of left overs. One of my daughters pinched the other one I made!

Nabeel said...

i see kites, in the second picture .. i see kites.

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