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The past few weeks have been unsettled here. I have had little time to myself, so the internet has had to take a very back seat. Granny squares have been a godsend. Not only are they portable (think hospital bedside) but they require no noisy equipment (think sewing machine). They can be made at any hour of the day or night (think 2am), and the materials required can fit into a pocket!
Today is the first day of the#100rainbowsquares CrochetAlong.
Those of you that followed me on Facebook will know that I love leading projects like this and most previous challenges have been art or fabric based. It isn’t a conventional CrochetAlong as there is scope for your own interpretation too, but it is guided. It’s an opportunity to trust yourself, and, I suppose, trust me too!
Monday is almost here, and the first of 100 granny squares will be made. I’ve auditioned a few colours, and these are my first choice
However, this isn’t a sample of the intended first square, rather an experiment to see how they look together. Continue reading “Are you joining me?”
The first week of September is almost over! It’s been busy with hospital appointments and more. The blanket that will become The Spirit of September has made a slow start while ideas formed in my head, but it’s now underway and I’ll share more with you when it has progressed further…
Everyone loves a rainbow, and it suddenly struck me that there’s a simple way of Continue reading “100 days Rainbow CAL.”
… where to start!
August is almost over, and, amongst other things, that heralds the start of autumn. I have to admit that I’m pleased the temperature has dropped somewhat. It isn’t cold by any means, but sleeping is easier, and crochet can at last be factored into the day. My head is bursting with ideas, colours and textures, hopefully some will appear on the hook over the next several months.
I’ll begin by telling you about a mistake I made!
More warm days with clear blue skies. Sky Blue comes in so many different shades, and recently they have been cloudless with the occasional high vapour trail. The moon is in evidence during the day too. Have you seen it? It hasn’t been crochet weather, but days have been filled with other things.
We were given the chance to observe our granddaughter’s swimming lessons. I was amused to see that her fast and energetic progress in the water couldn’t escape the proximity of electronics as all details are recorded on iPads!
Crochet has been limited to very early morning or late at night. Consequently the Spirit of Summer blanket has made some progress. This morning I began to join some strips together, but it will be a while before it’s final reveal. This season has many and varied colours, but, if memory serves me correctly, nothing below 12 degrees – and that was back in June.
This is just a random selection of recent squares. The Temperature Blanket is now fully up to date, thankfully.
I’d love to know what you are all up to. Let me know in the comments. I have an inclination that there may be some bedside crochet happening soon. My dear other half is about to have some tests.