Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Swatches

Am I one of the few who does this?

I can NEVER choose colors for projects that end up looking good together, so I end up using some of my materials to make swatches. Knitted, tatted.. You name it, and I swatch it first.

As before, I'm continuing with learning how to crochet. The past few weeks have been a bit stressful for me and I tend to learn new things during stress better. Hence, all the crochet so far!

These are both blocks created by Priscilla Hewitt (linking to Ravelry), and I'm not sure which to make first! These are both for afghans, and I'm wanting to make a few for every season to put on my bed. Here's the first one I've completed:

Circle of Friends

I'm using Caron Simply Soft for both, mainly because if I run out I can run to my local Wal*Mart and get more. Plus, no dye lots!

This one is done with Blackberry and Bone, and crocheted with hook size H. Not too bad for my fist ever block, no?

And the second one, is this beauty:

Nordic Star

Done in Country Blue and Heather Gray. My only problem with this pattern is that row 8 is a little fiddly, but I figured out how to make it work! Gotta remember to change my pattern in my book, though..

I have done two blocks of each (the other Circle was done in reverse colors and the Star was done in Blackberry/Bone, like the others).

No new tatting today.. However I hope to have some tomorrow.

2 comments:

Eliz (tatknot) said...

They are both beautiful squares. I really enjoy Simply Soft yarn. It is readily available here in a variety of colors, but it also feels good.

Katherinne McKay said...

Thanks for your imput! These are my first projects that use this brand of yarn, and I love it so far!