24 June, 2010

My Creative Space

I was given this box of enormous balls of wool. I feel especially spoilt as it is all pure wool. I don't know anymore about it other than it is probably more than 30 years old. It may have come from the wool factory that used to be in Launceston, Tasmania.


I decided I needed to do something with it rather than look at it. I saw Dottie Angel's blanket last week. I decided the other day that this might be good for that. I have no idea how much wool I have but they are enormous balls so there should be enough for a number of squares. I have been battling away trying to get started! I have this problem though where I just can't get the right number of stitches to start. It is very frustrating. Any secrets to getting the right amount. Yes I can count! lol But I still end up usually with one short, so I try & again & end up with one too many! Oh well, I have just tried again & I think I have it this time. Finally...


A lot of creative spaces to see here... go on, you know you want too!

8 comments:

angelina said...

lucky lucky you!
gift of wool is very generous....have fun with the blanket, with each square you do it seems easier...xx

Leah said...

Dotties my hero...love the Tif. Im doning the sheet swap too, but I brought those sheets you saw on my blog after I had sent the package.Oh well. I think you'll have enough for the blanket. look forward to seeing it finished!

Catherine said...

What a beautiful gift to be given and such lovely colours too. I am a bit like that too with the stitches, being new to crochet so I'm sorry I can't be any help. I end up growing my things by adding stitches some how but I'll keep practising, one day I'll get it right. Good luck with the blanket work:)

Chicken Willow said...

Lovely looking wool.

Ooty said...

Lovely pure wool - Lucky you!!! I love the way it looks all piled up in the box =)
And I know what ya' mean about counting the row ch =D, what I do is I (try to count) but use the floor tiles to measure it =D Hope you'll et your way out of this =)

Sally said...

What a great score. Beautiful wool so so so beautiful.
Wish I was a crochet guru so that I could help you out... if you figure it out be sure to share!!!

michelle said...

how lucky, to get such a great gift and colour co-ordinated too. i think that the dottie blanket would be very well suited to your lovely haul. enjoy and keep us posted

Amber said...

The simple fact that you know how spoilt you are...gives you an idea of how jealous I am! Have fun! I'm looking forward to seeing what you have in mind with it...you will post your updates with it, won't you?! :)