I have a confession…..

You know how some people are really good at reading instructions and then following them properly? Well, I’m not one of them. I tend to see them as more, well guidelines I suppose. Don’t get me wrong, I do read things through (although I admit it’s sometimes more of a skim) and I think about them a lot. The problem is I just can’t resist little tweaks and often they don’t always turn out as good as I imagined or I end up causing myself way more work. The truth is that I should probably have just followed the instructions properly in the first place!!!

The sky scarf has been a great example: I didn’t do a tension square (too impatient) and after doing a couple of rows I started to get just a little worried about just how long the scarf would be….although I know there’s 365 days in a year I just hadn’t really thought about how long a 365 row scarf would be (around 11ft based on the rows I did – now I’m slightly above average height at 5’6″ but I’m thinking that even then it would be slightly excessive?!)

So today I did a bit of unravelling, a bit of thinking and I’ve got a new plan. A sky blanket! I’ve even done a bit of maths and a drawing!!!!!

I’m going to do four mini blankets and then join them all together with the colour for the last day of the year. I’ve started off with a base chain of 101 and at 90rows long I reckon it’s gonna be a sizeable blanket…..am already looking forward to snuggling under it. Have got a couple of different ideas for joining them together so will see how it goes and how I feel when it’s time to join them together.

Did any of you spy the pretty little tin in the picture? I popped into Boots today and they’re in the sale half-price…..I didn’t really need the biscuits that were in the tin (cranberry and orange – very tasty though!) but I just had to have that tin. Soooo pretty! Not sure what I’m going to put in it yet but it will look very pretty on my unit whilst I think about it,

Thanks for popping by x

Today’s sky • Blue Grey – blimey there’s been a lot of wind and rain!

New Year, New Blog!

Ummm. How many of us new blog newbies are there do you think?!

Hi there. I’m Sonia and I hope to write here about life, sewing, knitting, crochet and the general madness of trying to get through each day with three young children!!!

I’ve got lots of crafty plans for 2012: have a play with the Polymer Clay kit I got for Christmas and make buttons/beads, have a go at sewing some clothes (something I’m a little bit terrified of!) and to find some time to work on all the ideas I’ve got buzzing around my head.

And as of today I’m starting a years’ long project!!! Have any on you heard about the Sky Scarf project? You knit a row a day based on the colour of the sky so that by the end of the year you have a whole scarf…..how cool is that?! Mr f&f obviously thinks I’m a little bit mad but I think it will be a really nice memory of 2012. I was browsing the Ravelry group the other day and some people are adding on beads for rain which I think would look really nice.

The yarn I’ve picked is a DK by Stylecraft: ivory for snowy/cloudy days, grey for stormy/cloudy days, mottled blue for cool days, sky blue for the bright spring/autumn days and for a bit of colour red for those really hot summer days. Based on normal British summers I’m guessing I’ll have quite a lot of that ball left at the end of the year!!!

I’ve decided though that I’m going to crochet a row a day in Attic24’s ripple pattern as I’m hopeful that the soft ripples will add to the idea of the changing weather, and I also think it will be easier to fit in around the littlies.

So, so far in 2012 I’m right on track! I hope your first day of the new year is going well,

See you next time,

Sx

Today’s sky • Grey