I think Tami's right, Wednesday does seem to come around remarkably quickly at the moment!
I've been so busy lately, with work and study, that I've been so tired I've not done much crafting this week. So I don't have masses of progress to show.
I mentioned at the weekend that I had hooked another pair of gloves. I'm calling them my Levelling Up Gloves, as they have taught me how to do cables in crochet.
This is the pattern as it stands. See the massive thumbhole? I'm not sure I like it. Won't my thumb get cold? I had thought to make a thumb cover by picking up stitches around the base of the thumbhole and doing a few rows of dc, maybe tying in the cable pattern. Not a proper, full on thumb, but just raise the edge of the thumb-hole to cover the fleshy bit that is currently exposed, if you see what I mean.
Trouble is, I've got hardly any of the yarn left! Making the pair, going as short as I could for the wrist/cuff, used up the last of my Hayfield Aran. Now I have a dilemma. I have a tiny ball of the purple, just a few grams. But I have a larger scrap ball of the brown, about 12g or so. I could try and eek the purple out for two thumbs, but it's unlikely. Or I could use the brown, and have brown thumbs. Or start in purple, and change to brown so it's like a brown stripe over the top of the thumb... Or just go buy another huge ball of purple (400g) and then have to find something to do with the rest of it!
I'll let you know how I get on with that.
Now then, you recall the Granny Rectangle?
Well, it hasn't got much bigger than this since I last photographed it. I think I've finished the black round I was on here, plus the next purple round and I'm now working on the next green stripe. It is slow going as each round takes aaaaaages.
I have come to a decision though. Once I've finished this set of five stripes (colour, colour, colour, black, black) I am going to stop working in the round. It will be wide enough. But it won't be long enough. So I'm going to extend the short edges out further, working granny stripes in rows, continuing the colour pattern. I'm not sure how many more times, a full repeat of the colour pattern takes a lot of rows! I will definately end on a black though, and then edge the entire blanket with sc or hdc. So an end is in sight!
My other WIPs are not so tangible. I've been playing with the layout of my blog. Added an About Me page, and a page for my own designs, which currently stands at one simple remote control caddy. But when I get time this year, I am thinking I might have fun making some more original things. I am also hard at work planning my posts for next weeks Annual Knitting and Crochet Blog Week.
For more exciting WIP updates, you know where to go...