Wednesday, 30 January 2008

The Pratchgan - WIP part 1

I haven't had a lot to blog recently as all my crafting has been for swaps on Ravelry so I can't blog them until my swap partners get them.

HOWEVER . . . the Pratchgan is starting to come together nicely. I have 17 patterned squares (16 to sew in & 1 in reserve) plus 3 lettered squares for the logo.

My postie is already starting to give me strange looks when he hands over yet another parcel bearing a customs form that states it contains a knitted square - I'm not sure whether to put him out of his misery & tell him what I'm up to or wait until he cracks & asks first.

Anyway, enough waffling - I know you all want to see the pics.

This should look amazing when it's done :0)

Sunday, 6 January 2008

The Pratchgan

It's amazing what seems like a good idea at the time. The Ankh-Morpork Knitters Guild on Ravelry were having a group commiseration after the shock announcement that Terry Pratchett has been diagnosed with a rare form of early-onset alzheimers, someone suggested we make something like an afghan to send him & next thing I know my mouth runs away with me & I decide I'm gonna sew together 110 6" squares!

So now there are 97 other Ravellers all over Roundworld furiously knitting & crocheting squares which will then wing their way to me. Actually, apart from the odd panic attack at the prospect of messing up I'm really looking forward to it. There are quite a few squares finished already & they look fantastic. There are also loads of brilliant ideas floating around & I'm getting the urge to make a mini-afghan just for me.

Here's my effort - the Disorganiser MK IV as owned by Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch.

And a close-up of the imp;

I'll update as & when progress is made & will be making sure I get plenty pics of the finished 'Pratchgan' before it gets sent to its new home.

***In the meantime you can see some of the fantastic squares people have made on our Flickr group page***