Thursday, May 26, 2011

Look what has been keeping me busy lately!

Well it seems to be the season for Crochet.  Alot of the blogs that I have been reading recently all seem to have this theme running through them and I have been quietly dabbling in it myself.

There are some crafting skills which just seem to have alluded me! I have tried and tried and tried to knit, many attempts and many half looking rows of stitching and still it seems that this is one skill I will never master.  I have tried fearlessly to win this battle especially as my mother is one of the most beautiful knitters I know and I am so sad this this skill will not be passed down to me!!

Anyway you have to love Mum's because when I sad to her a little while ago that I wanted to have a go at Crochet she could not stop laughing - mostly because she has witnessed every failed knitting attempt!

I don't know if this then made me all the more determined to conquer Crochet - besides when I was about 10 years old, I had been taught to crochet by my Nanna and I was able to crochet full size lap blankets on my own so I knew I could do this. 

Of course I had to have a look around first at what I was going to crochet, what tools I needed, what kind of wool was I going to buy? I started at this Blog - Attic 24.  I had see this blog before and I have to say that Lucy's tutorials have been fabulous.  There are lots of small projects to get you started and to have a good practice on.  I made lots of Granny Squares and really enjoyed learning to master them.

The next thing I needed some help on was what type of wool and hook I would need.  Kelly from Tangled Yarns was wonderful.  She gave me lots of help on what I was after and even took photos of the colour palette I had chosen to make sure I liked it as I was unsure of the colours without being able to hold them to see!  Her shop is filled with lots of beautiful items and I will even need some more wool shortly to continue my project.

Well would you like to see what I have been making!  I decided that I wanted to make a picnic blanket from a Better Homes and Gardens pattern I had  and here are some of my squares so far

The wool is "Brown Sheep" Cotton Fleece and I love the feel of it as I work with it.  I also think this has such a modern look rather than fluffy wool!

My stack of squares continues to grow and the reason I choose this project over one larger one mainly was so I could hide the not so good squares in amongst the better ones as I hopefully improve.  I still have a way to go and I have to learn how to thread through all the tails and sew it together but so far I am loving it.

1 comment:

  1. I love your crocheted squares!!! I want to make some. *grin*


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