Square Decisions

The last couple of days have been filled with work, and while I sit in the office (or sit in a pub – you can’t go wrong when your office is situated between two of them!) and plug away at documenting nature-based playspaces I’ve been thinking about crochet and Christmas.  I skyped my mum last night and when she commented that Christmas was less than a month away, I got quite a shock.  I’ve been so busy in my own little world that I didn’t even realise how close the end of the year it was getting.  I wanted to get some cool little Christmas crochet projects done, but I already have too many works-in-progress at the moment that I can’t possibly start yet another without finishing something first.

So!  Mission Complete-A-Bloody-Project-Before-Christmas begins!  I am still rather enthusiastic about my granny square blanket project, so I’d like to finish that up before the end of December.  Below are some images of my latest squares, I think the colours are looking quite nice together (ie, one bright feature colour amongst the coffees/beiges).  Please excuse the ends not being tucked in yet!

flower square 2 plain square 2 all squares

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Weekend Crochet

Since my sister and her family left last week I’ve turned into an anti-social hermit and only left the house for work.  My partner and I are both a bit like this – we don’t need to see / interact with people much to be happy!  Consequently I managed to get quite a bit done over the weekend.

Firstly, it turns out that I can’t get one of my lovely blue wools that I was working with anymore.  While I am a bit sad that I won’t be able to do any more squares with those colour combinations, I still have about nine finished blocks and will be able to make them into a lap blanket.  This also means that I can now switch to acrylic (which is machine washable, great for blankets obviously) and crochet a blanket in the squares that I’ve liked during this crochet-along.  I’ve decided to use a lot of bright feature colours (one per square) but link them all with neutral beige and brown tones.  Below are the first two squares – what do you think?

Flower Square 1 Flower Square 1a Plain Square 1

Holiday Hiatus

The last ten days have been, well, AMAZING.  My sister and her family stepped onto Tasmanian soils for the very first time, and we’ve spent the last week gallivanting across the countryside seeing amazing national parks and secret crystal white beaches.  I’ve had an absolute ball and it will be a sad day on Friday when she finally has to fly home.

Freycinet NP Freycinet NP 1 Friendly Beaches 1 Ash at Friendly Beaches

As you may be aware, she began to get jealous of my crocheting exploits and starting crocheting herself a couple of weeks ago.  Well, we’ve had a lovely time in the evenings over the last week working on our granny squares for the Crochet-Along that we are involved with.  My latest finished square is below, although the green yet again looks yellow in this photo (this is what happens when you don’t wait to take photos during daylight hours!).

Square 5I loved the granny ripple pattern, and can totally see myself making a whole blanket out of it for my nieces.  My great aunt made a granny ripple blanket for both my sister and I when we were babies, and we both still have the and use them everyday (I actually curl up under it on the couch and crochet!).  I’d like for my nieces and children (if I have any in the future) to have that same family connection.