„Hey – a blocking board!“ I want you to say, „where did you get that?“ — „Well, that was a Christmas present,“ would be my answer and I would add that it had not been easy to get it. Not … Continue reading
Remember I made a blanket for Peter? Finally last week we met and I must say: he is adorable. I don’t think I have ever seen such a pretty little boy (other than J of course) with so cute little … Continue reading
It’s that time of the year. We were gone for a few days. Germany, Belgium, France … No wonder my crocheting went well 🙂 There is progress, can you tell? Another 27 circles to go.
Just like every other kid, J wanted to watch ALL the games and of course I would not let him (too many, too late). However, he got to watch quite a few and soccer would resume power in our house … Continue reading
Three weeks ago, my cousin had another baby: “boy N°3.” His name is Peter and the cousin asked for a blanket for her little son. (Isn’t it always nice to be asked?!) Of course, I started crocheting at once 🙂 … Continue reading
The first attempt (knitted) was a total failure, the second (again: knitted) was better but sagging and not at all what I had wanted it to be. The third time’s the charm! Here is the tunic I have made: It’s crocheted … Continue reading
The granny square blanket is finished and it turned out to be so very beautiful!
Hence, I would border half of the (12) squares with an extra row of red, pink, orange or yellow before joining all of them in turquoise. The edging is a tiny little row of single crochet in orange.
This is what I crochet when taking the train to work: a small size granny square blanket. Each square measures 12×12″ (30x30cm).
I am usually pretty good in boiling down stash but no matter how hard I try – some skeins seem to last forever. They’re mainly sock yarn in weird color gradients, hardly more than one skein each and I know I will never (ever) use them for anything “real.” However, I wanted to get rid of them AND at the same time I needed some easy crochet or knitting to take along with me. So I decided to make a blanket: 1 ball = 1 square.
This is where I am right now:
However, another two and a half squares and I am done. That will make a nice, small blanket, 47×35″ / 120x90cm.
Have a good weekend.
Surfing the net, I realized a few days ago that there are some very nice crochet bags out there: very colorful, very fashionable, very useful! And all of a sudden I knew that those little squares (Edie Eckman motiv #88) I have made, were not to become a blanket as intended.
Instead, M and I spent hours trying to arrange some of them according to Inga’s pattern in such a way that same colors do not adjoin … Well, if you look at the final outcome we did not succeed. Yes, it bugs me. No, I won’t undo it. There are enough little squares left to start over and make a second bag 🙂
Recently, Juliane too has discovered crochet bags. Here is the bag she made for a little girl. I really like her choice of colors! Pretty in pink 🙂
The weather is bad, it’s cold, rainy, NASTY outside and I feel the urge to repost the flower blanket. Here it is, together with J:
Recently, I started working on a “summer version” (pure cotton) but the store ran out of red and pink … Not sure what to do next. Maybe I’ll arrange the squares randomly without any red or pink at all. I might as well wait for next summer hoping that both colors will be available again. Or I surf the net (why didn’t I think of that before?!) and find it online. It’s definitely a 2013 project …