Sunday, February 5, 2017

Mainly hooking bobbles

All week I've been working on my new woollen diagonal bobble blanket inspired by Tamara Kelly's Blackberry Salad Striped Baby Blanket. The repetitive hooking of little bobbles is just what I need right now. The bumpy texture under my fingers is wonderful and the color combo pleases me so much! It's going to be hard to send away but I will remind myself it is for a good cause

As you can see though, I am definitely going to run out of yarn. I am woefully short of the required 36 inch height. I am down to two colors and the darker fingering weight wool I am having to double up. I'm adding rows to both top and bottom to keep the middle stripes as symmetrical as possible. I'm only going to get halfway with what I've got.

I visited (SUCH a helpful site) and found out that my main bright colored yarn is discontinued and am currently working out suitable substitutes. The super online store Jimmy Beans Wool has free U.S. Flat Rate and First Class International shipping during February and a great selection. What great timing! I will return to my crochet garment-making (the Tunisian Entrelac crochet top) while I wait for more yarn to arrive...or perhaps read my latest book Top Down Crochet Sweaters by Dora Ohrenstein which came in the post this week. Yes, I ordered it at last. How exciting!

Anyway until next week, craft on my friends x


Nicole said...

I did not know that about Jimmy Beans Wool!! I might have to do some yarn shopping myself. lol

Tamara said...

Have fun Nicole! I might be shopping more than once this month at Jimmy Beans!!!

Jodiebodie said...

Your blanket looks luscious in texture and colour! What a shame you ran out of yarn! I had never heard of before. Thanks for the tip.
I bet your new yarn will transform something beautiful into something extra special. More often than not, unavoidable 'design adjustments' like these end up as 'the best 'mistakes' that could have happened' to add extra personality, charm and zest to am everyday project, don't you think? I'm looking forward to seeing your finished product and wish I could feel the sweet bobbles. I'm sure the lucky recipient will fall in love at first sight.

Tamara said...

Thank you Jodie. I am enjoying the way it looks and everyone likes having a little squish on the bobbles! My extra yarn arrived and I am steadily working away but keep getting distracted by other projects but it's fine. It's a while until winter here in the Northern Hemisphere. I will finish it!

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