Wednesday, September 18, 2013

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday (18 September 2013)

A bit of a mess so you are seeing a pile of yarny squares instead.  Spent all day yesterday trying to do some techy blog work and it took me forever!  Sadly I now have to finish the things I had planned to do yesterday this morning then hopefully I can get a bit of crafty crochet in.  I have 15 more squares to make and then this blanket will be ready to sew together.



This is a picture I took yesterday and sadly all of the squares are the same so I also need to block them.  I'd rather not but somehow I don't think I will get away with not blocking.



Pop on over to Julia to have a good old snoop at some other crafty spaces.

32 comments:

Helen said...

I am not sure what blocking is but I hope you get it done Candace!!! I know how much time can be whiled away learning new things on the computer but it is worth it with each step we take to computer wizardry!!! Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 67

Neesie said...

I used to be able to crochet years ago Candace, after my Grandmother taught me. But when I tried to do some a few years back it just went into a frilly mess getting bigger and frillier as I went. You guessed it...I gave up!
I'm impressed with your squares! ;D
I'm also battling with a techy challenge on my blog at the moment. They are brilliant when they work but grrr...when they won't play!

Happy WOYWW and thanks for popping over to me earlier.
Neesie #86
xoxo

Annie said...

Thanks for calling by at mine. Trust me when I say I love my sewing challenges....yes even shortening 15 pair of trousers in a day :-) I'm blessed in that my job is doing something I love doing...every day. It's just that today there are rather a lot of them cos I've been having play time with my gorgeous little munchkins. :-)
Hugs,
A x # 64

Carole said...

I love to crochet...little doilies..I have a bunch. I plan on connecting them for a table runner someday. Blocking is the dirty work before the completion. Good going only 15 more. Be well Thanks for the peek #92 Carole

sandra de said...

Lovely bright colours.... looking forward to seeing the completed blanket.
Sandra @90

john-w said...

Love the squares. Sorry don't know what blocking is. Margaret, my wife is glitterandglue #70, has sewn a lot of squares together, and then crocheted around the edge to make blankets that are either taken out to Uganda or sold so that the money can go to Uganda. Our church supports parental care ministries http://www.pcmuk.org/# which helps children, many of them orphans, out in Uganda.

Thanks for stopping by and I'm glad you like my pyrography. Kind regards, John W #71.

Erika Nittel-Traser said...

Hi Candace, thank you for stopping by and leaving your kind words. Your project is a really big one. Wow, I know how much work this is :) but The way is The goal. Is'nt it ?
I love The colors you used and looking forward to see this wonderful piece ready!
Hugs
Erika

Lunch Lady Jan said...

It's lovely to see crochet in bright, funky colours. The blanket will be fab, but I think blocking will make it look even better. I am a recent crochet convert but love it loads, even more than knitting which is what I've done for years!
Hugs, LLJ 58 xx

Regina Hamilton said...

I like the bright colors of your crochet work. happy crafting #1

Lindsay Weirich said...

funny, I was making granny squares yesterday too! No plans for mine tho...the blanket will look amazing I bet:) Happy WOYWW! Lindsay #8

Fandhmum said...

Hi Candace, thanks for your earlier visit and for inspiring me to take up my crochet hook again,
Rosie x

Winnie said...

Love your squares! The colors remind me of sherbert colors, so happy. I never learned to crochet and am always wishing I had learned young, as I am all thumbs now. Thanks for the visit today! Winnie#83

Maudieroff Roffey said...

Hi Candace - thanks for popping over - yes a "vein removal" card - I was taken aback when I was asked to create one - its to congratulate the lady having her legs done!!! Its gonna be a challenge LOL... will be a combination get well & congrats... Have a great week - Mxx #82

Jan Ltc said...

Looks like something really cosy in the making. Thanks for sharing and your visit xx Jan

glitterandglue said...

Lovely colours, Candace. Do you really need to block these? Won't the corners come together when you either sew or crochet the squares together? Well done, though - only 15 more and you have a blanket!!
Thanks for stopping by. Yes, pergamano is rather intricate - but I love it - blocks the world out when I don't want it in there!!!
Have a great week.
Margaret #70

House of Bears said...

Crafty crochet sounds good. Maybe Cedric could take that up and make himself a blanket for when the bears keep him out of the bed.

Lisa-Jane said...

I have no idea what blocking is but I love the colours. I'm not sure whether to hope on your behalf that you need to buy more yarn or not ;-)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Those computers and tech things such can suck the time away from you before you even know it. I love the yarn squares, wish I knew how to make them. Great colors! Good luck blocking them. I'm guessing that has something to do with making them even. It sounds time consuming.

Ria Gall said...

you are doing a great job with the blanket and I am sure once you have finished the final squares you will get it put together and have it looking good
Have a great day today and a wonderful weekend
Ria #61

Sharon Madson said...

Candace I love to crochet, but haven't in years. Still have my needles, and even some yarn! This is going to be a great piece. Thanks for sharing, and for your earlier visit to my space.
Sharon
#23

Karen Ives said...

There is something so comforting about granny squares! They look fab.
Karen #69

alexa said...

I am not sure what blocking is or why you seem sad about it - to have crocheted so many squares is a triumph in my eyes!

EELS said...

Hi Candace and thanks for stopping by to look at my little coffin I've made for a swap. I don't know what blocking is but assume it's something to do with joining the squares together? Don't think I would enjoy that either.
Elaine #28 Happy WOYWW

Nan G said...

Ah yes blogging is a lot of work. With that said I mp need to do some maintenance updating of my own blg. :/ Love the colors of your blanket. Thanks for the earlier visit! Happy WOYWW! Nan G #3

Danie May said...

I am just loving the bright happy colors you have chosen for your squares. As I don't crochet myself I have no idea what blocking is but hope it all works out easily for you. Have a great week. Danie #38

The Taming of the Glue said...

Crochet is something I've always meant to learn but it's passed me by. Many thanks for your visit yesterday. Hugs. Pam#48

BJ said...

Super crochet, hope you get round to more soon and thanks for the visit this week BJ #81

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Very bright and cheerful! I hate blocking, but it really does make for a nicer project in the end, so good luck with it.

Happy (now my internet is back) WOYWW!
Mary Anne (5)

Sandy Leigh said...

Wish I could crochet like that--still learning! Happy WOYWW (still making the rounds)! Sandy Leigh #33

famfa said...

Sure it will look lovely.
Famfa 15

butlersabroad said...

Lovely little crocheted squares, I think blocking will make a huge difference to them.

Hugs
Brenda 14

Kim Ferguson said...

The vibrant colors will go so well together. I do hope the rest of your week proved to be fruitful in getting your plans completed. Kim #43 Thank you for visiting.