Saturday, January 14, 2012

munch, munch, munch

now 18" x 18"

Seems like I'm working on my Wool-Eater blanket obsessively these days, although not always productively. Last night I felt like I was coming down with something -  a bit of a fever, scratchy throat, achey - and as a result I crocheted and ripped out the dark green rounds three times. Apparently when unwell I cannot count to twelve. Just as well I wasn't working on anything more complicated.

The blanket works up very quickly so the name "Wool-Eater" is very fitting. In less than a week my WIP is an 18" x 18" square and weighs 185 grams ... that's about 375 yards! If I continue adding rounds until the blanket is about 44"x44" or so according to my calculations I'll be using about 2240 yards total. Munch, munch, munch: that's a lot of yarn!

My original plan had a light sky blue between the dark green and royal blue bands, but after crocheting most of the foundation round of that colour I changed my mind. The contrast between the dark green and the light blue was just too much! Two more colours still to add before repeating the established colour scheme - navy blue and purple. I'm guessing that my obsession won't subside at least until I've incorporated all the colours and see how they play together. Good thing the weekend plans leave lots of time open for crafting!

11 comments:

Dee said...

That is simply beautiful!!!!

I have a request --- would you mind if I had your email address so I can respond easier when you comment on my blog. (If you don't like giving it out, though, I totally understand)

heather said...

I love this! I've got to try this pattern soon! Love the colors you have chosen too!

Liz said...

I love how this is working up! I've just added Wool Eater to my Rav. queue

Renee Anne said...

That is quite lovely :) Someday, I'll learn how to crochet, too......or maybe I should just stick to knitting.

Chrisknits said...

Question: What does the other side look like. I can't get past the color showing on the foundation row of each new color. It's me, just something that drives me batty in knitting when changing colors on ribbing. I always do the first row in knit so I don't have those color blips on my purls showing. Love the color range.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

I love projects that just take over your life - they never bore you and you just seem to fly right through them.

The blanket is looking fantastic - and it's certainly the perfect afghan weather!

Abbie said...

Gorgeous!!!!!

Typstatting said...

Lovely your colours are quite stunning! I am doing one as well but I have other W.I.P's on the go as well!

One pair of Hands said...

I knew it would be beautiful. Bet you're pleased with it. Love the stitch too; I've gotta try that one.

Alittlebitsheepish said...

It is looking super, a great pttern and lovely colours. Hope you are feeling better today

sparkeespud said...

Wow that is just lovely! I can see why you want to work on it!