Thursday, March 23, 2006

Squares that don't get along

Since I got the book 200 Crochet Blocks I've started crocheting like crazy using all the small amounts of leftover yarn that I had, thinking about making some squares for a pillow cover. I chose the squares patterns randomly, just for fun, and here are the results.



As you can see, the single squares are pretty, but they don't really get along one with the other. So now I have 8 squares and I don't know what to do with them!!! :-/ Maybe some potholders...?

If I haven't been wise with my crochet squares, luckily the knitting is going a bit better. I've been progressing a lot with my mom's poncho. While I was knitting it, I've realized why I never star big projects and I usually prefer to work on smaller item. I love to switch from one type of yarn to the other. I'm a single-skein crocheter/knitter. I love changing continuously gauge, hooks, and patterns. With such a big project the creative part is soon over and the rest of the work is just the same, every row... Kind of boring. Said that, I LOVE how the poncho is proceeding. It will be so rich, soft and warm! :-)

9 comments:

Sue said...

Ooo! The squares are beautiful. Are you in the 200 crochet blocks CAL at Crochetville? I'm tempted to join but have too many projects going right now.
The poncho looks beautiful so far. :)

Allena said...

i like your squares you could join a crochet square exchange and exchange them and then make a miss matched afghan made by many. or you could make all the squares and then have a huge missmatched afgahn with 200 squares....

Pam said...

Great squares! Quick projects give that instant satisfaction, plus using the stash! It's all good!!!! -Pam

Justine said...

Hi girls,
thanks for the suggestions, and the compliments! I will definitely try to exchange the squares (or give them a better home ;-). Thanks so much!

Vik said...

Hi Justine! I'm glad you are joining the 200 crochet blocks CAL at Crochetville! We'll have fun!

Justine said...

Thank you Vik!!
I'm so excited about it!!! :-)
And Thanks to Sue for the idea!

pam said...

Those cables look sweet!! I love that color.

I'm just diving into crochet, that book sounds fun.

Catherine said...

Hi i ve just joined your wonderful blog. I love the squares you made. Have you thought of making crochet square slippers out of them ?

PippaW said...

Hi Catherine, I'm glad you like this blog! I gave away the squares to a charity project, but you had a great idea!!! Thanks for the tip, I'll use it next time :))