Saturday, 8 March 2014

colourful granny square day

I taught myself to crochet using a book and youTube about three years ago. For some reason I wasn't doing it exactly correctly, it looked like I was until I took out a scubscription for Simply Crochet about 7 months ago and started to read the tutorials properly! Anyway about a year or so ago I made 47 granny squares and put them in a box after joining them, and un-picking them and gnerally lost interest in the project. I don't know why but curiousity got the better of me last weekend and I opened the box to have a peak. Actually I do know why, just remembered. It was Katies Kitchen blog that reminded me. She had just finished a UFO from 2010 so I thought oh I could do the same with my granny square blanket, surely its not that long.

the granny squares at the back need to be re-worked

3 granny sqaures re-worked 43 to go!

Anyway looking back at me were 47 happy squares (as I like call them) all colourful and waiting to be loved again. So I started to re-work them and managed to complete 20 or so in no time. Then whilst joing them together I noticed the new crochet stitches were neater, flatter and more uniformed and I had the niggling bugging feeling wash over me. It was at that point I decided to un-pick all of them and start all over again!! I must be crazy you are all thinking. But any crafter will know that if its not perfect there is no point going forward to just regret it and look back at the finished blanket and wish I'd done it properly. This must be the third or fourth attempt to make my first granny square blanket but if it is worth doing it is worth doing it right, right?

And I received a very early mothers day gift from Jack, my Little Wren Pottery wool pot. Its the best present ever!!

So the sun may be shining but I've decided to have a colorful granny square kind of day. Tomorrow I may even venture outside to look at the veg patch!

Enjoy your weekend full of sunshine and colourful yarn. Amanda x


Joanne said...

I know there are a few mistakes in my pile of granny squares, hey ho. Good luck with your garden, the sun has only just decided to shine here.

Bridget said...

Hi Amanda, new reader here. I can't tell you the amount of times that I've unpicked my knitting/crochet after looking at it thinking "Nobody will notice!" I know the mistake is there though and it jumps out at me!
Can't wait to see your blanket all finished x

Mitzi said...

Keep persevering it will be worth it in the end.