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After missing my YOP post last week, I wanted to have something new and amazing for this week’s post. My first experiment with domino knitting didn’t produce much worthy of showing or discussing, so I decided to return to the trusty granny square.
Since another YOP blogger, Robin from Crochet Nirvana, recently posted two granny square patterns, I thought her blog would be the best place to start.
This pattern is Clusters to Classic (Ravelry page). I followed the pattern pretty closely in my version, and used up about 34 yards of stash yarn.
This pattern is called the Pinwheel & Pop-corn Flower (Ravelry page). I made some modifications to this one, detailed on my project page, and used about 40 yards of stash yarn.
After I finished Robin’s patterns, I decided to crack open 75 Floral Blocks to Crochet: Beautiful Patterns to Mix and Match for Afghans, Throws, Baby Blankets, and More by Betty Barnden. This book is being released on Tuesday, and I recently received a review copy from St. Martin’s Press. I’ll be reviewing it and hosting a giveaway in the near future, but I couldn’t help but use at least one of the motifs to bring me closer to my YOP goal.
This is the Lacy Daisy Square. I made a few changes in my version, mostly to keep it at 6″, and used up about 33 yards of stash yarn.
So far, I haven’t made as much progress as I’d like on my YOP list.
- Crochet 52 granny squares for charity. 17 completed, 1 frogged = 36 more to go
- Knit my first complete pair of socks. I have two toes and limited motivation to return to these!
- Make my mom a special bedspread for her milestone birthday. 4 blocks completed, 44 more to go, plus borders.
- Learn to spin. No progress.
- Design my own Bruges lace pattern. I designed the pattern, and it is being tested right now. I also made four samples (1, 2, 3, and 4).
- Learn overlay crochet. No progress.
- Create my own hairpin lace pattern. No progress.
- Try double knitting. No progress.
- Try domino (modular) knitting. I picked up Domino Knitting and cast on for a washcloth. But it would have been huge, so I frogged it and will try again.
- Make a small project inspired by Pop Knitting: Bold Motifs Using Color & Stitch. No progress.
- Learn knit entrelac. No progress.
- Design a crochet lace shawl pattern or recipe for my DC 37 crochet class students. Oh yeah. I actually finished this, too, but the design is still under wraps :).
I’m actually glad I reviewed the list today! I realize that I’ve gotten a lot more done from my YOP list than I thought. All I could think about was the socks that weren’t finished, the free spinning class I wanted to take but then couldn’t, and domino knitting restart. Now I see why some of the other YOP bloggers include their list every week!
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