Its growing....

Friday, 23 January 2009
Here is the blanket as of lunchtime today! Ive completed 25 squares! Only a mere 200 to go..... Should'nt have typed that. How daunting!
Alas, as much as I would like to use pure wool (my best friend is using Rowan yarn (lucky so and so) so she is going to laugh when she reads this), I have opted for a 25% blend in order to cut the cost and not skimp on the finished size. I rather like the stylecraft 'life' DK as the colours available are rather yummy and at £1.95 per 100gm ball its not too pricey. Ive bought about 10 balls so far. I bought mine from http://www.knitandsew.co.uk/ who sent my yarn the day I ordered! Super quick for just the first class postage rate. I will warn you though.... they have this ghastly bright red background on the website which is hell to look at. Even my tiny tiddlywink looked and said, "Mumma, its hurting my eyes!", so be warned! But they have so many good yarns at such good prices on there that its worth braving it.

I have found it incredibly relaxing making these squares and would recommend everyone to buy a hook, a ball of yarn and make some!

8 comments

  1. Delicious it is! I'm off to pay a visit the wool shop you recommended - sunglasses on and ready to be dazzled by the redness!x

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  2. I know what you mean about the affordability of projects. I get weak in the knees at the price of some balls of yarn. I vicariously admire knit-bloggers with no children and full time jobs that knit lush yarn. Happy for them!
    Anywho, Your picture is so inviting. I think: Pour me a cup of tea and I will join in on the squares if I could!

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  3. Cripes, your crochet hook must be smoking!!

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  4. Im on my third hook...... just joking (although my hooks seem to have been snaffled along with the wool)!

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  5. You must be fairly smoking to manage all this on top of everything else that you've got going on!
    Do you know a good book for beginners crochet? I really want to learn but am a cabbage! I did buy a book from the wool shop but i think that the lady was having a laugh at my expense 'cos i asked her for a beginners book and the one she gave me definately wasn't! Either that or i'm even more of a cabbage than i thought i was! Eek! xXx

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  6. Try on amazon for this one.
    'Twilleys book of instant crochet, made easy by large stitch diagrams'.
    Its simple, easy to understand how the stitches are formed and is cheap!
    There is a pattern on the back of the booklet for how to make a granny square!
    Good luck!

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  7. Ren, inspired by you I have decided to make baba number 2 a granny square blanket as his/her welcome to the world gift. My son had a quilt I made from organic cotton fabric. I have mastered up to treble crochet, so next lesson is increasin/dereasing and using diferent colours. Not quite ready to make a granny square yet, i had better get a move on cause I only have till june!

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