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Finished

It is hard to believe, but my bedspread is finished.

I started crocheting granny squares in July 2011 so it’s been almost two years.

Of course it has been hibernating for long periods of time, while I have tried to decide how to lay out the squares, if I should sew or crochet them together and which colour to use for the edging.

All together the bedspread weighs 1050 grams. I used 200 grams of purple for crocheting the squares together and edging, and, as far as I remember, I have used about 400 to 500 grams of white.
Older blog posts about this project in September 2011 and in January 2012.

What is on our needles?

What is on our needles right now, someone might ask and to answer that question I have gathered the projects we are working on right now.

My daughter saw a Fair Isle scarf from Tommy Hilfiger, and went right ahead and tried knitting her own version. This is what it looks like so far.

All the colours are from Sirri except the yellow one, which is from Snældan.

She’s not using the light brown yarn. It was just lying there in the basket.

Here is one of my own projects. A top in 1-ply Snældan. I thought it would be extremely warm, but it actually doesn’t feel that different from a cotton top.
I have tried it on, but I still think it needs a border around the armholes and neck, so I am currently awaiting a brilliant idea for a border to hit me.

The ribbing is twisting slightly. It often does that when you knit in 1-ply.

The last project will probably take some time to finish. It’s a bedspread in Granny Squares. I love Granny squares. You can start them, put them away, forget about them, and then find them again and continue where you left off.

My Granny Squares are crocheted using Sirri 2-ply colour and white. My plan right now is to make half of the squares white in the centre with two coloured rounds, and the other half coloured in the centre and with two white rounds. I might change my mind later, though.

Stitch Markers

Very useful, decorative and easy to make.

You place the stitch marker on the needle where the row begins, and then you just slip it from the left needle to the right needle when you get to it.
You can find a pattern for crocheted stitch markers on Pickle Sue’s blog.

Hyperbolic Crochet

If you are interested in crocheting as well as geometry and marine biology, this is really fun. Corals grow hyperbolic and this can be used in the art of crochet. You can crochet your very own coral reef.

I was introduced to this by my friend Irene from Ireland who teaches crocheting at yarnclasses.com  
There are some amazing crocheted coral reefs out there travelling from exhibition to exhibition. The last one I heard of was The Toxic Coral Reef, where the corals are crocheted out of materials like plastic bags or video tapes.

Here is a picture of my own little coral

Hyperbolic Crochet