Well, I picked some of you good people's brains this week and decided to put hook to yarn and get on with it. Thank you for all the useful suggestions, the most helpful suggestion was that I need to change the habit of a lifetime and ..........plan...........
As part of my YOP list I want to do a flower scarf.
I love the beautiful Japanese scarves I have seen on so many other blogs. The bit I don't get is that the book that a lot of other crocheters have used is obviously in Japanese, and not being able to read charts that well, I wasn't confident I would get anywhere.
Anyhoo........I bought a book about motifs and was very inspired, but still unsure about working all the shapes together. I asked about tessellating, but actually it probably isn't the word I was looking for. If I choose a geometric shape they will fit together and I could join-as-I-go, but with flowers, I guess I had in mind that I could pick a few different designs and join each one by slip-stitching into previous flowers as I go.Rowan's Vintage Knits book from the local library. This would overcome the joining problem, but it wasn't exactly what I envisaged.
So I used my new crochet book and tried out three different flower motifs.
I want to be able to randomly put them together to make a scarf or shawl, but as of yet, I haven't figured out how. If I join as I go, I will have to select the design and colours carefully and I feel that it won't fit into my haphazard style of doing things!
I have also been working on my one-a-day sunnyspread throw and my Attic 24 inspired granny stripe. The stripe is very comforting to do now, as it is keeping me warm while I work on it.
I have done 4 repeats, that is 68 colours or 136 rows. I chained 240 to begin, so it is wide enough hopefully to go on a bed, and I have read somewhere, that with that width I should get 7 repeats out of each ball, so I am over half way!
I think I will buy another Lucy pack so I have the option to add a bit more, as I'm not sure if the border is included in the one pack with 7 repeats. I also have two friends expecting babies in the next few months so would like to make a couple of cot blankets, maybe a ripple? Maybe a round ripple as I have seen some beautiful examples recently.