Monday, 18 January 2010

keeping myself busy

this is going to my year of the quilt/knit/granny along! as i find myself having signed up to all three,
as along with the zigzag along, i've also signed up to Kate's Adventures in Lace Knit Along! i've yet to choose my pattern, as i've found lots i want to do, but i've got till February to decide, so i should be able to pick something by then, pop over to see Kate if you fancy joining in on this one too!

i've also signed up to the 'granny a day' over on the meet me at mikes blog, as i've always wanted to crochet a granny blanket, i spent the weekend trying out few different patterns, first up was from rosehip,
then i tried out this one from Priscilla Hewitt (via ravelry)
i still wasn't happy, so finally, late last night after much Internet searching i came across this one, which was just perfect (i'm getting flashbacks to Goldilocks & the three bears here!) so i set to work, and made 3 last night, i'm also joining as i go, & thinking i can now have a few days off as i did make five squares in total over the weekend! i'll be back soon with pictures,

last week i finished off dolly's little summer garden granny blanket, i used Lucy's pattern for bobble shell edging too.
which has been put to use straight away, both dolly Susan & little O are very pleased.


  1. i love those colours you've chosen for your 'try-outs'...looking forward to seeing more of your granny handiwork as the year rolls on. {the circle in a square that you found is gorgeous} enjoy! x

  2. Hi!
    I think you made a really good choices for the grannies. Love the first one too - but it mightbe a wee too many flowers if made a throw of them.

    Was kindof tempted to join the granny-crochetalong at Meet me at Mikes, but I think I should rather try to finish my apple blossom hexagon afghan before starting up a new giant project. Maybe next year...

    Have a nice day!

  3. I love the mini granny blanket - a perfect size for a little pram.

    Good luck with the quilt/knit/granny along,

    Nina xxxx

  4. I really wanted to go and buy some lovely yarn and do a really fabulous colourway but I can't warrant the spend at the moment so I am using up some colours that I had in my drawer... plus I am at a loss for a pattern so I am almost making a granny square sampler... trying all the designs in a block book I was given for Christmas... I am sure it will come together in the end! lol

    glad to see you are getting along with your squares... I am off to do another one... and hopefully I will take some photo's and do a post later!

    I love the pram blanket... absoulutely beautiful and what a lucky babydoll!

    x Alex

  5. Love the ditsy granny - and can't wait to see your next granny blanket as I've got this one on my to do list which I think is quite similar:

  6. You inspired me to pick up the hook! Thank you! I love your squares, and your colors are just wonderful!

    I can't wait to see what lace pattern you pick! This KAL is going to be so much fun!

  7. You really are keeping busy. I admire you.
    Love the dolly blanket, the colours are brilliant.

  8. Ooooh Gorgeous little blankie. I Love the flower too. The crochet is getting very exciting over here :o)
    I will keep popping back to see more.

    Have a fabulous, creative weekend xxx