Ok. I admit it. I have been seduced by the dark side. After many years of knitting, I have now decided to have a go at crochet. Well, a granny blanket to be precise. It all started a short while ago when I happened upon a blog called Attic24. It was such an explosion of colour that I resolved to try to crochet again. Oh yes, I have tried before but unsuccessfully. I ordered one of the yarns that Lucy recommended from First4yarns. The cotton has been so popular that they have created their own pack called Lucy's Creative Cotton Pack. The colours are much better represented in their photo. Apparently, they have been inundated with orders so I had to wait a while for mine. It arrived this week and here it is.
I enlisted the help of a friend who was very patient with me. She not only showed me how to crochet but also a way of fiddling the ends of yarn in at the same time. It all looks so neat and there is no sewing the ends in.
Here they are. Sunbathing. The idea is to make a nice blanket for the lounge. We live in an old farmhouse that gets quite cold in the winter so it will be nice to have a blanket to snuggle under. I think I will have to buy some more cotton to make the blanket a generous one.
Some individual squares.
This blanket has also been a welcome distraction to the stripey sweater which seems to be taking forever. I am sure my hair is growing quicker than the jumper! I am now half way up the first sleeve so the end is in sight. I hope to get more done this week.