Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Work in Progress and Wool-Eater Wednesday


Aside from starting and finishing some vanilla socks from scrap yarn my crafting time this past week has been devoted to my Wool-Eater blanket. Spread out flat, the blanket is now a 36x36 inch square. I'm way ahead of the CAL schedule - I'm now working my 14th colour whereas the schedule suggests I should have just finished my 10th colour. But I can't help myself; I can't put it down. As soon as I start one colour I want to finish it and get to the next. And not just out of curiosity to see when I run short of wool!

But my obsession might explain why the cat's all over this blanket too. When it's spread across my lap she comes to sit on it. When I spread the blanket out on the floor she plants herself in the middle of it. If I drape it across the ottoman she jumps up onto it. Maybe she's not that much of a fan of the blanket? Could it be that she's trying to divert my attention away from it and back to her?

My plan is to finish this blanket by the end of the month. Based on the wool I have left I'm figuring on four or five more colours after the light green is done for a blanket that's approximately 48x48 inches square. What a fabulous pattern this is - top marks!

I'm heading over to Tami's Amis to see all the cute and clever projects in progress. Come have a look! After all in just over a week, I'll be done mine; there might be something there to suggest what I should start next. You can also have a look at the bloggers participating in the Keep Calm Craft On link-up for more!

31 comments:

Kathleen said...

Oh wow, the Wool-Eater blanket? That pattern (and I'm glad to hear you say it's a good one!) fascinates and intimidates me---so gorgeous! So huge! And yours is just gorgeous so far. The crocheting looks perfect and those rainbow hues cannot be beat.

Wooly Knits n Bits said...

Your blanket is just beautiful...The colours and the pattern work very well together.

pinkundine said...

I'm not surprised you can't put the blanket down, it's so gorgeous! And I think the cat loves it and wants to snuggle it ;)

SweetPotato said...

What a gorgeous blanket!

Isn't it funny how cats always have to sit right on whatever you are working on, reading? Funny creatures.

Susan D said...

Blanket is fantastic!

Andria said...

I am so in love with this pattern, but my crochet skills are up for it yet. I've emailed it to my Gram instead, she is a crochet champ. Your is just gorgeous.

Dee said...

You know, cats ONLY sit on the BEST stuff. So --- I'd say your blanket is a winner.

I love all those happy colors. You certainly can't be sad while crocheting this.

MWitch3 said...

I love the look of this blanket! great progress!

Lee Ann said...

My cat does the same thing. As soon as I try to do, well, anything, he plants himself right on top of it!

Christine said...

Be still my beating heart - that blanket is stunning!

FoFo said...

Your blanket is lovely! I really like the stitch pattern.

heather said...

I think that your cat is just as in love with that blanket as I am. It's gorgeous!! And isn't it fun when a pattern is so great that you can't keep your hands off your project? Love all your progress...it looks awesome!

Yarn Changer said...

that is a beautiful blanket. The cat is claiming it now.

Alittlebitsheepish said...

The blanket is looking great, and a very cute cat picture

CrochetBlogger said...

I can see how WoolEater would get addictive!

stephanni :] said...

holy cow that thing is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! great job, i started a cal & never finished :( i will finish it this year though. keep up the good work! you will be enjoying the blanket before everyone else, or should i say your cat will be enjoying it? :o)
thanks for the comment

Janet said...

Your blanket is stunning -- bright and cheerful. Definitely a pattern I'd like to try.

Chrisknits said...

Kitty just thinks all your attention should be on kitty, not knitty. It's that lack of an N that makes all the difference.

Karen said...

Your blanket looks even more beautiful this week with the additional colors.

Affiknitty said...

Your cat is too cute, and the blanket is beautiful!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

all blankets are the property of cats - finished or not - it's a rule!

Jenn said...

What a beautiful rainbow-colored blanket! I love how cheerful all the colors are.

Liz said...

I love the blanket! The colours are amazing and it looks gorgeous and I can't wait to see it finished :) your cat is so cute!

autumngeisha said...

Oh, it is so beautiful! Those colors are perfect! This one is definitely going on my crochet list.

kerri.warmus said...

That is one amazing blanket. The colors and the pattern are stunning! Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I'm new to blogging so it's really exciting to read comments from others.

Nicole Spring (Frontier Dreams) said...

Wow! I am in LOVE with that blanket. We love rainbows around here :) Thanks for joining in the KCCO fun!

no spring chicken said...

Wooleater huh? The name alone is intimidating! I definitely love the way it's looking regardless of its frightening name. ;)

Blessings, Debbie

ElisabethAndrée said...

Your blanket shall be a work of art and I guess your cat thinks the same:)
Thank you for stopping by my blog and for you kind words!

Calophi said...

That blanket is GORGEOUS!

My cat is the same way with handmade blankets. If I have something like that in my lap, she's on top of it. I keep one on the back of the couch that she likes to lay on, too.

Sara Duggan said...

I love Sarah London's work. I've been meaning to make a blanket. Only made a small sample of it but am hoping to complete an entire project.
Love all the colors you've chosen to work with.

SusanD1408 Crochet Addict said...

The blanket looks fantastic! The colours look really well together!