Well, maybe not 1001, but it feels like it sometimes. Here’s where I am today:
Well, that’s the one for the oldest granddaughter done and dusted! (as my friend from Tassie would say 🙂 )
Remember this one? (Well, no, not likely, as here it’s all in a heap)
As you can see, I’m on the final set of dark rows. It’s now taking nearly an hour to do one side, so I have just over four hours to go; good thing I’m off to visit the Crafties tomorrow, eh? And I’ll take the ones that still need ends working in, too. I’m not doing an edging for this one; I may add a few more rows if I ever get back to the coast for a visit.
It’s pretty big now, though, and two can sit comfortably and warmly under it as it is.
This shows the rows from the white centre to about half-way out to the edge
and this shows the rows from there out to the edge. Might be some overlapping here.
I’ve kept a record of the colours I’ve used (partly to avoid buying colours I already have); you likely can’t tell from the photos, but the dark rows are not all the same; some are a reddish plum colour and some are a bluish plum. In reality, this may be the loveliest.
Thanks again to Dani of Teddy and Tottie. Such a perfect gift for me!
Now you all probably know me well enough now to know I just can’t seem to resist playing around with recipes / patterns / whatevers . . .
Here’s a hint:
So far, so good. Why did I start this when I’m not done with the gifts? Well, I had expected to be at Mum’s on Christmas Eve, so had taken most of my stuff up to her suite. Then I ended up at my Aunty’s until this morning. On Christmas Eve night, I finished the granddaughter’s afghan and had nothing to work on . . . oh, no! 🙂
So I began playing with an idea I’d had each time I made the first, central ‘flower’. And voila! something new that may actually work was begun . . .
Finally . . .
When folded in thirds each way, the star shows at the centre. The five smaller ones measure 3’1″ wide each way; the one for the oldest granddaughter is 3’4″ each way and the dark multicoloured one for the parents is 4’4″ each way.
Tomorrow, I tuck in a few yarn ends and then . . . ready to ship! 🙂 still a couple to make and the ‘Violets in the Snow’ one to finish . . . oh, yeah, the slippers to stitch up and felt . . . I think I’ll stitch those tonight. 🙂