Wednesday, 1 August 2012

WIP Wednesday and Yarn Along

I've been making solid progress on the sofa bed afghan this week. I finished the first third of the blanket, and laid the pieces out on the lawn to check the size.

The gaps between the squares are estimating the width of the
join-as-you-go final round of grey on each square

Lengthwise I think it will be ok; there will be four more rows of squares giving six in total. Widthwise however, I measured it up and don't think it will be wide enough with just four columns, so I have amended my plan and added a further column to one side:

Yellow are the squares I have completed so far

This does mean overall progress has slipped back again, from 33% complete back to 27%. But it is worth it to have a blanket that will be fit for purpose!

I think I will also add a border around the whole thing once I've joined everything together, which will add a few inches to the overall size. I will have to figure out a stitch pattern to use for the border, but before I do that I will have to calculate how many stitches I have on each side.

It's been a while since I linked up with Ginny's Yarn Along, because I haven't been reading lately. I found some time in work last week to pick up my kindle and start reading again, and read my way through Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. I'd never read it before, although I have seen several film adaptations of the story (Tim Burton's being the most recent). It was an enjoyable read, but it only took me a couple of hours! I have started a much longer book now, Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. Still on my free classics kick! I recently watched the BBC adaptation, so I can vaguely recall the story but not enough to spoil the reading of it. I haven't got very far yet, and imagine it will take me a little while to get through it as I find Dickens quite hard going at times.


  1. haha so good to see I'm not the only one to measure my progress in percentages!  I'm very jealous of people who have the stamina to make blankets, I get distracted by other projects so easily!

  2. As frustrating as it is to drop back on the progress percentage, I think you've made the right decision. I seem to finish blankets way too soon and they're not quite big enough, which is super frustrating!

  3. That's why I love this blanket. I can make a few squares, then go off and do something else for a bit, before picking this up again.

  4. Great progress you've made, Tink!


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