With my newly found crochet
After a lot of head scratching I bit the bullet and made my purchase.
Now comes the pondering of what to make and which colours to use! Lots more head scratching and lots of tea. Ever noticed how colour themes can be sub-consciously carried around in your head?
So I have decided on a granny blanket to be my first project whilst I'm still perfecting my stitches.
It has also been helpful to see how colours go together, this is my favourite so far.
Not wanting to be completely ordinary, I'm using the circlular method to begin, as opposed to the bog-standard granny square (in my last crochet post), I have to challenge myself don't I!
And here are the rest of my babies!
Colourwise, this not really the scheme I was going for, however I think the great thing about crochet is the randomness, sometimes its best to roll with it!
I have also found that its good to have a mix of dark and light colours.
The pink and pale turquoise were an after thought, just some of my practice wool, but I am amazed at how they brought my little squares alive.
There is a scheme of sorts, as I'm not completely into the multi-coloured look (yet).
I noticed that it was quite similar to my cushion, so thats what I'm saying is my inspiration, hehe!
The obligatory stack shot!
Have I rattled on enough?
I'm so in love I even took them out with me to a girls get together.
This post has hopefully been inspirational and not too self important.
Believe me once you know the basics it all falls into place!
points of interest
1. read the labels on the wool so you dont buy a mixture of dk and 4ply by mistake like I did, I learnt a lesson , and now I know I much prefer double knit wool
2. practice with a 5mm hook move to a 4mm hook for basic stitches (depending on your yarn type)
3. granny squares consist of three stitches. Two very basic and one treble stitch. Easy!
4. pop on over to attic24 where you will find a wonderous array of gorgeous crochet, also some very good tutorials.
5. let me go now and crochet!!!