Tuesday, 11 October 2011

One a day

I think this week is the closest I am likely to get to reporting a totally sucessful week of one a day. I have seven little squares to show you, but will confess to making none on Saturday and two on Sunday. Close enough says I!

This yarn was used on my L socks for the A-Z challenge. It is hummingbird 4 ply alpaca and is heavenly soft.

This is Wendy Happy, I tried to make hat heel socks with it but frogged them and ended up using the yarn for baby gifts. It has a lovely drape and sheen but does not hold ribbig well, making for sloppy socks.

From my K socks, the turquoise section of the Zauberball I recieved for Christmas last year.

A red and black self patterning from the knitting goddess. This was in my UK sock knitters Christmas swap parcel last year. Knitters give other knitters the best presents: "Oh look, some beautiful yarn, however did you know!"

I am struggling a little with this one, not because I can't remember, but because it could be one of two. I have used two rainbow single sock yarns this year, mini mochi and jawoll magic, they are both very similar. I think this is most likely to be mini mochi because of the lengths of the colours, I used it to make my A socks and a most awesome rainbow snail (even if I say so myself, which I do).

I was sent this yarn by a lovely UK RAK member to help with building my blanket. Varigated yarn is so good for this project because the same yarn can make several very different squares.

Finally I decided to make an edge square. This is not attached to the blanket yet but will be used to make the bottom edge longer. It is some leftover crazy zauberball from my S socks.

I have lots of little things on the go this week as I am preparing a swap parcel so next week I may not have as many to report, we shall see how it goes.


  1. I used Wendy Happy way back at the start of last year, and I thought then it would be terrible for socks. I like how the colour changes in your Wendy Happy square are at the very start and end, it looks good. Is that the Pisces colourway? If so, it's the one I used too!

  2. Hi!
    Beautiful work! Love all those colors. Have a great day!

    Food for Thought

  3. Wow, it's really coming along beautifully. I so admire your dedication, it's going to be amazing.

  4. Its looking good, Id love to see a progress shot of the whole thing!!

  5. Your squares are looking lovely - I especially like the turquoise one, it's a gorgeous colour!

  6. Well done on getting seven done, I can keep up with it on week days, but weekends it tends to go to pot!

    I really like the first one, I knitted a cardi in alpaca for a friends little girl a couple of years ago and I don't think I've ever worked with anything so soft, it was gorgeous!

    I know I've said it before, but I think this blanket is extra special as it has so many stories.

  7. I love all the different yarns, that you're using, love the turquoise.xxx

  8. Well done on your one a day! It's great when it actually works out, isn't it!


  9. Beautiful mitered sock blanket. I've had that in my queue forever.

  10. Love this blanket. I also have it in my queue. I enjoy seeing your progress each week.