Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Work-in-Progress Wednesday


We've snuck away to Florida to find some sun and some spring weather, so I had to plan what project to take on my travels. I'm nervous about bringing knitting along - what if security objected to my expensive carbon fiber needles? - so the safest bet seemed a plastic crochet hook and some acrylic yarn. Nothing threatening there.

The pattern, Retro Circles Baby Blanket, looked ideal for using up some mismatched scraps of DK. I've started with all the bits and bobs of James Brett Marble DK. Too bad I haven't enough to do the whole blanket as the variegation is very interesting, but at least I was able to complete 16 of 64 squares this way, so I can arrange them as an X from corner to corner and fill in the middle sections with solid colour(s).

The stitches of the centre circles are worked in the back loops which create those circular ridges. I think it does give it an interesting retro look. I'm weaving in ends as I go, because the idea of facing that many ends after the last block is crocheted is just too much to bear.

It's Wednesday, so I'm linking up with Tami for Work-in-Progress Wednesday. As always, I encourage you to go visit some of the blogs linked there to see all kinds of things that clever people have on the go!

10 comments:

thefriendlyyeti said...

You have a beautiful start to an afghan! I really like the texture that the BL gives the stitches. I always wonder about flying with knitting supplies too.

Dee said...

Have a good time on your vacation.

The blanket looks like the perfect travel project. I love those colors.

So far, in all our travels, no one has objected to my needles, but I totally understand not wanting to take a chance with your good needles.

Chrisknits said...

Love the deep jewel tones! It will make a stunning blanket.

bookworm-Mary said...

I love this pattern, and the use of James C Brett yarn! The color changes of that yarn are just fabulous, and I'd imagine the FO will be lovely and squishy!

Alicia Landi said...

Good plan, and enjoy your trip!

Kepanie said...

I love these circles! The middles stand out amongst the white. Hope the vitamin D filled you and the hubb up with sunshine power to disintegrate away the bugs that have plagued you two for so long.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

That will be a very cook afghan!

elisabethandree said...

I love your version of these squares, they look great! Hope you will have a lovely and sunny vacation!

Marie/Underground Crafter said...

Great colors! I love the idea of spreading the variegated squares out.

Jane Walker said...

Ooh, that looks like it will be gorgeous.