Sunday, 29 January 2012
I did wear the multi coloured scarf on Saturday and it was very warm - too warm and I had to take it off!
Another exciting happening last week is that the U3A photography group I belong to has chosen my photograph of the multi coloured scarf to be displayed, with others, on the photography group board at the AGM.
Now I have to find a new crochet project. My husband wants me to make him a scarf in Air Force Blue. I have some yarn in this colour over from the multi coloured scarf, but I will need to get more. Small problem here as I can't remember where I got it from! I think this means a trip to all the wool shops that I visit often! I might leave my purse and credit cards at home!
However, Air Force blue is rather boring, so I will be looking for something more colourful to do as well.
Sunday, 22 January 2012
Here is my progress so far - 20 squares. I am really enjoying doing this project each day - even when I have had to 'catch up' and make more than one square.
So, what decision have I come to? I have decided that these Granny Squares will be a scarf. How long it will be I do not know, but I will make a start on sewing them together and see how it goes. At the moment I am thinking I will edge the scarf with the pink, the sage green, and the brown. Part of the reason - well probably the main reason! - is that I am getting a little bored of using the same colours and also I can see there are loads more different patterns to use for Granny Squares. So I will have a go at making different squares and see how I go with joining them as I go.
Here is the multi-coloured scarf I have been working on. At the moment all ends have been darned in and I will make a start on edging it. I love the colours, but I am not totally happy with it - but for a first attempt it is OK. I have to admit that the first chain is rather tight, so one end is very slightly thinner than the other! Probably only I will know this, but it is a fault I will have to make sure I do not repeat.
Happy Grannying for week 4!
Sunday, 15 January 2012
Week 2 - I have complete one square each day, but not yesterday as I was out all day. I have 12 squares completed and tonight I will have to 'catch-up' and make two.
My Sage Green yarn arrived on Tuesday, (all 500 grams of it) but I am still undecided as to whether to use it or not. I want to continue using the beige colour as the edging. I think it might be an idea to make up a couple of squares with the green colour and see how it looks.
I mentioned last week that I searched in all my local shops that sell wool for this particular Sage Green colour. I could only find it on eBay in 500 gram balls. We went to another shopping area on Friday, one we don't visit often. You guessed - I found a shop selling just that colour of yarn. Oh well, at least I have plenty for other projects.
I am still working on the multi coloured scarf. I now realise that I have made it too wide, and I will have to fold it in half lenghtwise when wearing it. Otherwise, I think it looks great, and it will definitely be very warm to wear. I hope to complete it this week and will post a picture when done.
Sunday, 8 January 2012
I learnt to crochet many years ago when my two boys were quite small (they are very grown up now) . I made a few Afghan blankets, toys, and even a sweater for one of the boys. However, as the years went by, my interests changed - growing pelargoniums became one, and still is. Oddly I gave the last two blankets to a charity shop only a couple of years ago.
Another of my interests is Gardening, and I have an allotment - just about! Through this I was introduced to lots of Gardening and Allotment Blogs and came upon Allotment Ali's Allotment Blog: which I followed. She also has a Crochet Blog:http://macscrochet.blogspot.com/, and I began to follow this as well. And, in a word, became Hooked - with a capital H!!
|Beanie Hats for Granddaughters|
I have made several beanies from Ali's pattern, plus the cowl and am in the middle of a rainbow scarf. I have joined the Granny a Day project and will post my progress through the year, plus photo's as and when I can of my other projects.
|Granny a Day Project 2012|
The colour scheme for my Granny's is beige, dusky pink and brown. I wanted to add a Sage green colour and have had a problem finding yarn of this shade. I have found some on eBay and have it on order, but now I see the squares I am wondering if I really want another colour. We will see!