Thursday, 28 November 2013

Wow. I arrived and then I left again!

Back in April I started this new blog, determined this time to make sure that I kept up with it, blogged regularly and shared some crochetness through blogland.  And what happened? Nothing ... zip ... nada ... nowt.  My poor lonely, but full of hope and excitement for new projects, first post sat there on it's own.  Neglected.

While it's been sat there, the kooky blanket I mentioned has been on, and off, the drawing board several times.  Actually, come to think of it, it's not really even started.  But that's not to say I have started anything because I have.  Lots.  And lots.  But not really finished much.  No.  Not really.  

And yarn.  I've bought lots of yarn.  Pretty yarn.  Expensive yarn.  Lots of squishyness.  And it, too, has sat there, mostly neglected.  And I've bought acrylic - tons of soft, bright and cheerful acrylic - and I've used that. I've spent time making grannysquares, drinking tea and planning lots of crochetness.  And not got that far ...

And then I found this pattern, the as-we-go-stripey-blanket by Not Your Average Crochet and it's fab.  Just enough changes each row to keep you interested but not that taxing that you can't still chill out with it in front of the tv.  Here's how far I've got 

Only about another 100 rows to go 0_o

Oh, and I bought one of these

But that's another story for another day ...

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

I'm in here ...

I've tried so hard to ignore the lure of the grannie square ... since learning to crochet this time last year (has it been a year already! wow) I have carefully avoided the dreaded squares by busying myself with beautiful shawl and scarves.  I thought them old fashioned and frumpy and well, boring I suppose.  But then I saw a blog, called Attic24, and on there Lucy had the cutest grannie square blanket, and so I clicked, and clicked some more until I found her pattern (right here) for grannie squares.  Before I knew it I had selected yarn - never used before but it had good reviews - and chose colours (oh the colours!) and they were ordered.  As I type, I know that at least one lot of yarn is on its way.  

And now I have plans, plans for my own kooky kind of grannie square blanket.  Bright, but with pale blue and white, so fresh looking too ... well that's what I'm hoping.  A blanket that will be totally out of place in our modern, leather sofa-ed, child filled home but it's time to spread my crochet-ness throughout my house.

I also bought a book.  One with lots of edges and that is on its way too.  I'm hoping to find an edge in there for my blanket.  It's been highly recommended so I'm just going to enjoy paging through it for a while until inspiration strikes.