Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Hooray, Pink Stripes

Look a new crochet block! It's been a while between stitches but this one has been helping me wind down at the end of a few crazy moving days.

Pink Stripes

It is Pink Stripes (Block 36 in Jan Eaton's 200 Crochet Blocks). I ran out of the main pink yarn when I was very close to the end and had to finish it with a substitute yarn. It doesn't match as well as I thought it did while I was making it. Perhaps I shouldn't be crocheting in such a dimly lit room!

Some may remember my 30 Things challenge last year? As part of that I made a few crochet blocks from this lovely book by Jan Eaton ::

200 Crochet Blocks for Blankets, Throws and Afghans: Crochet Squares to Mix-and-Match

Well, recently I came across this blog post by Miss Amy Badskirt. She is making 200 hundred blocks, just like the title of the book says! After reading this I decided to join her, I already had 10 so why not make 190 more?

Sounds daunting, I know but like Amy, I also like a list to check off. I'm not planning on rushing them anyway. Pink Stripes is now my 11th block, I plan to work through all the beginner level blocks first then work up. Hmmm, sometimes I think I'm a little too methodical.

Amy has set up a 200 Crochet Blocks Flickr pool if you are interested in joining in and showing off your blocks :)

Still not finished unpacking, still not feeling settled, Bear Among Bees may continue to be a bit on and off for a little while until the dust settles, so to speak.


  1. WHat a great idea. The pink one is lovely.

  2. Such a lovely square shape. I recently tried to crochet a square dishcloth... but something went wrong!
    Loving your right angles!!!