Saturday, 24 January 2009

Pink and Green and Cream

Is January the month to get sorted do you think???
I decided to use up some old yarn but how come everytime I decide to use what I already have
I then end up buying more to go with it??

I thought it would be good to crochet a new sofa blanket to match the new decor, so I set about sorting some yarn but do I have enough in the right colours for a whole blanket ??? Do I eck as like!
Thankfully I'm not fussy about the type of yarn so I set about using what I had, all the bits of pink and green and cream but some greens and pinks just aren't the right shades. It can't be to vivid, no racing green for this blanket, so off to the local wool shop I go. They had a bin full of lovely oddments at £1 a ball and I found another ball of each colour I need,
and so far I have managed to complete 22 squares.

I'm not sure how many I will eventually do, I'm thinking 100, but I don't want to get bored, and I want it finished much sooner than I usually do, so maybe 49 might be more achievable LOL.

I have also started another random blanket like this one but again I don't want it to take as long as the last one (over 20 years *blush*) I've made quite a good start (last year) but this week I've doubled the size and at least this blanket will genuinely use every little scrap of any double knit I have. My Mam has got her knitting head on at the moment too, so I shall be after her little scraps too.

Anyway, I'm off to do some more sorting out so I can actually open the cubby hole door and who knows what yarn I'll find lurking in the back of there !!

Love and blessings in Christ


Raspberry Grace said...

Ah... you can crochet granny squares! it's beautiful! I'm jealous! do you take commissions?! I can't stop using exclamation marks!! arrgghhhhh!!!!!!!!!!

Love and a !, Rasp xx

Elaine said...

Unfortunately this is just about the limit of my crochet skills, and I'm very slow *blush*


Raspberry Grace said...

It's 3 gazillion times better than I can do with a crochet hook, so be proud of it!


Rasp x

fiftiesgirl said...

Lovely crochet those grannie squares are beautiful colours x

gingerwine said...

ooo look at your granny squares! I am battling to learn crocheting at the moment!!

MaryPoppins said...

Ohooo Elaine they are beautiful and what gorgeous colours :)

You clever, clever thing. I am on the look out for a little Ladybird book, yes for a child but really for me, called How To Crochet, I would so love to crochet but methinks is beyond me :)

God Bless



claire said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the colours of your granny squares!!
I don't know if I can crochet...actually just remembered my mil gave me a hook - so I could practice....I could be an expert and not even know!! Hmm - now thats unlikely xx

MaryPoppins said...

You have an award :)