Wednesday, September 7, 2011

WIP Wednesday

one fan - it's a start!

Turns out ripping out a finished sweater is a lot more work than I thought. Sewn in ends, stitched seams and added button bands make the ripping out very time consuming and tedious! So far I've ripped out one side of the front and one sleeve - enough yarn to get started on squares.

The pattern, Swirling Fans Throw, is made up of crocheted blocks assembled with a border. What I hadn't realized was that for each block you crochet the fan shape, then finish off and restart to add a border to square up the block. FOUR ENDS per SQUARE - no fair! The first square is pretty wobbly but I'm confident that assembly and the final border will firm the whole thing up. It will, won't it?

The baby girl is due at the beginning of October, so I'd better get a move on with this! Mom and Dad are in South Africa so a lacy cotton pink blanket seems just the thing. But it does mean I have to factor in a couple weeks for shipping. Yikes, I'd really better get a move on!

This post is part of Tami's Amis WIP Wednesday meme. Have a look here to see lots more fun and interesting projects. After all, you can always find room in your queue for more patterns, right?

21 comments:

pinkundine said...

Ooh, cute pattern. And yep, blocking and assembling will no doubt straighten everything up a bit ;)

Chrisknits said...

Crafters are so good at creating deadlines for our crafts, aren't we! Good luck in the dash to finish!!

RugbyMad said...

As a South African, our postal system is not that bad anymore!!!

Good idea about the cotton and the pattern for October it is stuffing hot and getting hotter by then.

I love the pattern. Hope it does sort itself out by the time you get to the border.

Marushka C. said...

The swirl blanket is going to be amazing! Good luck with your deadline.

Stacey said...

Looks beautiful!

geeky Heather said...

Ooo, that blanket is going to be gorgeous. I love the color. I agree, though...all those ends!! Ugh!

Nicky said...

Yes ma'am ... you definitely have to get a move on. I can't wait to see that blanket finished.

Frieda said...

Oh man ,sewing four ends per square would do me in ! That's avery pretty pattern , good job on the first square . You can do it , you can do it , make the deadline that is !

MarmePurl said...

Keep at it...this is going to be so very lovely!

MarmePurl said...

Keep up the pace! This is going to be beautiful!

Hazel said...

Awwwww that will look like a wonderful blanket, I cant wait to see more of it in future :)

Liz said...

That is beautiful! I'm sure the blanket will look fantastic, and I'm sure it'll straighten out when they're stitched together.

Denise said...

Very pretty pattern. You can finish in time if you keep at it.

autumngeisha said...

That is so pretty! Perfect shade of pink, too. Can't wait to see your progress.

Amy said...

So pretty. Assembling the blocks should get rid of the wobbles. But 4 ends per square is just pure evil. You'll have to have an weave in the ends party :P

wrchili said...

I think that will be really pretty when it's finished.

omlair said...

I love this pattern, it's going to look super awesome.

Do you *have* to end off before doing the border? I would probably try to fudge it so I could slip stitch aroudn to an appropriate starting place...

FoFo said...

I'm right there with you! I finished a lacy cami that I made for myself and tore it out the next day because I hated it. I feel your pain. I like the pattern you have started!

Yarn Changer said...

that is an amazing pattern. The mother will be so pleased.

witchyknits4ewe said...

Very pretty! I can't wait to see more of it!

Deb said...

Oh, that pink is gorgeous!!! I'm so enjoying looking at other's work!! HOPE we can meet up again soon! Thanks for stopping by and commenting at Wise Old Owl!!!