Monday, 16 April 2012
Granny Squares Blanket - Work in Progress
This post is in response to public demand ... well 'd' asked to see it!
For some time now, longer than I care to remember, I've been crocheting granny squares for a blanket for my younger daughter. It's for the bed in her attic bedroom, and I've chosen colours that will go with the walls which are a pale blue and a Cath Kidston floral print.
The beauty of granny squares is their simple versatility. Now that I've memorised the pattern I can crochet away while talking to friends or watching the telly - but not, as I discovered last week, while sitting on a coach. I shove a couple of balls of wool and my hook into my bag and take them to school to work on during my lunch break, or to a coffee morning. I can squeeze in a square between other activities or spend the whole day building a small pile.
The plan is to work a row of white around each square, sew them all together and finish the blanket off with a couple of rows around the outside, perhaps with a fancy edge.
I'm not working to a deadline but it would be good to have it ready for her birthday at the beginning of June. Let's see. I am completely in awe of Karen over at A Quiet Corner who has managed six gorgeous blankets in one year! I'm also indebted to Lucy at Attic 24 for her cheerful inspiration in all things hooky!