Sunday, 19 July 2015

Quietly crocheting

It's quiet here on a Sunday, well it is now that my noisy neighbour has moved out, but that's another story! The burbs, one of my favourite Tom Hanks films sums up suburbia! Anyway back to my quiet Sunday and Saturday afternoons. I've been dog sitting Moss after his surgery and yesterday sat in the garden from 4-6pm making granny squares, total bliss. Last night I started to crochet the last row of ten granny squares joining as I go along. It's such a neat way to do it, I found a tutorial on Pinterest a while back and once you get going it's easy.

joining granny squares

It's been a long journey after teaching myself to crochet a few years back and getting tips off other people via Facebook and Pinterest has helped me a lot. So now my granny blanket is almost finished, just the last six squares are being joined this afternoon. 

colourful granny squares

I love sitting in the sunshine making granny squares, to be able to enjoy my blanket on cooler days. It's a brilliant project to carry around too. I've made granny squares all over Kent. At work, blue water, my parents, the garden, the park, in a traffic jam!!

a jar of ends

It's a lot of work too, all those ends to sew in. After I'd completed about 50 squares I read an article talking about sewing in as you go, now that was a breakthrough for me. It's so tempting to skip this and start another one, but patience is what you need and it's so much quicker in the end when you've done this. I've kept a jam jar with the ends I've sewn in so far, it's full. Hopefully by tonight I will be working on the border. 


Marlene jones said...

leave the wool out for the birds next spring, nesting material, the short lengths will be wonderful.

Mitzi said...

It's going to be lovely and can't wait to see it all finished.

Jo@awholeplotoflove said...

It is a pain sewing in the ends but worth it in the end, I'm on the third row of my granny square blanket so still a way to go. Yours is looking wonderfully cosy x

Amy at love made my home said...

End sewing is the worst part of crocheting, but the results are well worth it aren't they! xx

Cheryl mylittlepieceofengland said...

The ends are definitely the worse part, but worth it when it's finished. Your squares are lovely xx

Jo said...

Urgh, ends! I sew them in as I go so that I'm not left with them all to do when I've finished the squares. I like joining as you go too, no crocheting or sewing together to do. Poor Moss, I hope he isn't too uncomfortable and is feeling better after his surgery.

Jill at emeraldcottage said...

I love your colour palette, really gorgeous