All taken from the Harmony book!
I was given some money and an insider tip for my birthday so I spent it on yarn! I had to drop my daughter and her friend to a birthday party on Saturday and went browsing in what can only be called an Alladdins Cave of wonder!
I am now very excited and happy to have such awesome yarn! By my choices I obviously have a varegated "thing" going on... See what I mean!
I LOVE this wool!
This ol screams "Nature" at me, and makes me think of a couple of friends of mine who I have been talking to online for a long time, but as they live so far away (Utah) I am not likely to get to see them soon!
They both have such love and respect for nature and the world around them... I've named this one "EARTHSTAR" and is my own pattern.
Slowly I am catching up!
Am really far behind and I don't know what happened! But here are some to be catching up...
Feb 20th - small filler, but a pretty one!
Feb 21 - bigger square with chunky lovely snuggly wool!
Feb 22 - yup, MY birthday! I haven't learnt how to crochet with 2 strands yet, and some of the cake patterns are SOOO complicated, so this is my attempt! It's turned out much better than I thought!
Feb 24th - small filler square
Yes, am very far behind!
For 12th February
As my Princesses wanted to learn how to crochet a granny square I knocked this one up to show them how to do it!orange and grey - bright and cheerful...
For 13th February
After doing the "January" rectangle I had to have a February... So using double, half treble and treble stiches we have this with the letters crocheted on top.
It's a busy week with it being half term I'm going to try to get a bit ahead... I did say "try"!
In very excciting news my new Addi Hook arrived this morning, and it is a thing of beauty! I bought the5mm hook only purely as it's the size I have done my squares in so far and wanted to keep the same size.. I also only ordered the one to see if I liked using it! It may be pretty and rather fabulous to look at, but if it isn't comfortable to use then it doesn't matter if it's pink and sparkly if I can't use it!
I thought I'd take some different pictures rather than the standard images:
Please excuse my finger, but to get a "top shot" you have to hold it in place or it rolls over!
The next photo shows the curve on the side. I really wasn't sure I'd like it, but hey....
So.. I had to give it a go! I showed my Mother in Law (the person who taught me basic granny squares 11 years ago when I was expecting my first baby) who said that she didn't think that she'd be able to use it as she twists her hook as she's crocheting. I do the same, so was concerned, but I had to try it!
I think I love it!! It's very very different to the basic pony ones I've always used in the past, but I've found that I can crochet effectively, twist and my hand didn't hurt nearly as much as it has been up till now! I need to test it more, but at the moment I'm a very happy yarner!
So this is today's square with my new hook!
This is my square for February 8th. I designed it myself and am pleased with how it turned out! It's actually bright pink, bright orange and very bright green!
February 9th Square
Pastel and little ;)
And here is todays Square, which puts me totally up to date!!! :) YAY!
Whilst I have been busy with RL stuff I haven't forgotten my blanket!
I have arthritis which makes my hands really really hurt (alnog with other bits, but its my hand which is the important bit for this blog...) So today I have ordered myself a present! I have ordered myself an ADDI SWING hook!I've read loads of reviews online and it appears to be a love it or hate it thing, a bit like Marmite. I love Marmite, so I thought I'd give it a go! I'll let you know how I get on!Anyway the square for Feb 7th is one of my own creations, based on triples and chain 5 ;) really easy, really quick and I think it's really effective!
So, 2 more to catch up to today.... I *WILL* catch up! :)
OK this one has taken me a while, not really sure why, but I know I got myself into a pickle.. But here it is the Wheel Lattice Square from Dayna's Crochet
I do like it, and it is the larger one. I think it's really pretty, but I did get into such a muddle during it!
This is actually light brown with bright orange - not red as it looks. Traditional Granny Square inspired by a friend talking about Chocolate Orange Truffles. Being allergic to both dairy and orange it isn't something I partake in, but it still sounded delicious, so I made my own version ;)
I thought I'd be brave and see what I could do without the aid of a trusty pattern. Apart from the traditional basic Granny Squares I haven't really made any of my own. So this is my pattern, created with triples and with chain stitches. Nothing fancy, but I think it's really pretty!
Had to have one in "Yoda Green" according to my little people who picked the colour for this one!
Yup, we had snow! It looked like it would snow loads and as it was the most we've had all year I HAD to do a snowflake square! I can't claim for this to be my pattern as much as I would love to as it's lovely! But it comes from AuntieElle's Blog
Am hoping to catch up with today's tomorrow ;)
OK I'm a bit behind (again) but I know I'll catch up.. I haven't been doing nothing I have finished and joined together the whole of January. OK I'm a bit behind (again) but I know I'll catch up.. I haven't been doing nothing I have finished and joined together the whole of January.
It's a bit squiffy, and nothing "matches" and I did have plans to then pick one style for each month of the rest of the year and make them at least matching in size, but I have to say that seeing this together I do actually really like the randomness of it all! I think I'm going to carry all all different and see how it goes! It's bright, it's colourful and it's different. Very much like my family!!
This is the Wagon Wheel Granny Square and I love it! It's really quick to make, although it's terribly fiddly and weaving in the ends afterwards wasn't easy or much fun, but I think it's effective and pretty!
Three different colours - dark pink, bright pink and purple.
Hazel is my daughter, my oldest daughter but middle child who has a passion for making jewellery and cooking - especially baking! She is also just learning to knit and has decided to do her own "Leap year blanket" but by knitting. She is aiming for between 1 and 2 "squares" each month!
So today we started her own blog! Please pop to Hazel's Handmade Craft Blog and leave her a lovely message she'd be thrilled. Bear in mind she is 8 :)