Friday, 24 January 2014

Block a Week Friday

This week I made two in blue.


                                                                  Block 40
                                                                  Deepdale


I love the texture of this block but not really the making of it.  Easy enough, just purl and garter stitch but, I  had to keep my eye on the pattern and religiously tick each row as I went  I had to pull it out once and start again.  If you wanted to use this stitch in a larger project, you would get into the swing of it eventually. 

Rating -  intermediate
Curl - 1
Ends - 2
Finished size - 6"x 6" 

Block 42 
Staircase


I'm going to call this one a brain training block, you think you know which way it's going for the first few rows but then the rhythm changes and you wonder have I read this correctly.  Pencil and notepaper is a must and concentration to the max.  There is also a mistake in the pattern for row 15 and 16.  
I did a little dance after I had finished this one, I had to pull it back twice and the needles nearly went through the window a few times,  I like the finished result but would I make it again NO WAY!!

Rating - hard
Curl - not really a curl but needs blocking to obtain correct size.
Ends - 2
Finished size - 6"x 6" 

Amendment to pattern - rows 15 and 16 are wrong and should read - repeat row 13 and 14.

I also made 

Three more of block 45

Progress -  number of different blocks made = 6
Numbers - 24, 30, 40, 41, 42, 45
Number of blocks altogether = 9

Stash busted 40 grams

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Have a great weekend! 

11 comments:

  1. Why are the prettiest squares always the most difficult? Yours came out lovely, but I can understand your frustration. I've made a few things that I would never make again. Thanks for sharing :-)

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  2. I like Block 40, but I think I would also avoid the other one.

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  3. I love the blocks Linda, it is amazing how a slightly different stitch can change the whole mood of the block.
    Hugs to you,
    Meredith

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  4. Gosh, both of those blocks look to be devilishly hard!! Well done you for persevering with the second one! xx

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  5. Both squares are lovely, but the first is my favourite.
    Have a lovey weekend
    Sally xxx

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  6. These blue squares look difficult to knit, Linda. So congrats to you!!! I bet the white ones were a relief to make ;-) It is going to be a lovely blanket when you join all these different squares together

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  7. Oh gosh, Linda, the second one looks like knitting torture to me. Kudos to you for finishing it! Both are lovely. :)

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  8. You're making good progress and admiration from me for both blue squares, as you know knitting is not my first craft, yes I can knit but I prefer crochet. It will be interesting to watch this through to completion and I like your rating system for each square.

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  9. Congrats to you for sticking with it Linda and finishing it. I might have thrown those needles through the window myself. For now ( since I am really new at knitting) I would have stuck with the really easy ones but it is lovely!
    xx Shari

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  10. Hello Linda, You are a amazing at crocheting and knitting. You are a very talented lady, Love the baby throw you made in your last post. Very beautiful. Hugs Judy

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  11. Love this blog so much. Love the block idea and the progress you are making with the squares. Xxx

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