Happy Saturday morning everyone!
Last night I started crocheting my Granny Stripe blanket. Once again, here is the pattern photo to show what it looks like.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Happy Saturday morning everyone!
Here is a different photo showing a blanket someone made using different colors.
Here are the colors I am going to be using, sort of. Most of the colors look nothing like what you see here. I took this photo in natural light so I have no idea why the colors didn't transfer well.
This photo of John's color arrangement isn't any better. To give you an idea of what you should be seeing here, that ball of yarn 4th from the right is a very pretty hunter green!
The directions state to chain 240. I figured that would be too large for the blanket I want to make ... a snuggly nap blanket to curl up with on cold afternoons. I tried chaining 150, then 180, then 210, & finally settled on the 240. It measured a tad wider than the size I'm going for but I decided that wouldn't be a problem. Well, dopey me ... I totally forgot that a border gets added which is going to make the blanket even wider! So even though I have made my first colored stripe & have gotten half way through the second, I'm going to rip it all out & start again. Here is a photo pre-ripping. The colors here are more true to life. I guess I need to take photos of things on the diningroom table from now on.
This is sort of my first crochet project. I remember my mother trying to get me interested in crochet when I was a teenager but I couldn't have cared less. Then last year I started seeing photos of crocheted blankets ... especially on Hazel's blog ... & crocheting started to tug at my heart. I went so far as to buy a learn to crochet kit from Walmart ...
... but I put it in a cupboard where it remained unopened for many months. I told myself "you don't need another interest," but Hazel kept posting pictures of her blankets ... & then I found my way to Tina's blog & there went any good sense I may have had, especially when she posted a photo of the Granny Stripe blanket she is making for her husband. I totally fell in love with it, found the pattern directions & many other photos of completed blankets on Ravelry, & here I am crocheting. Prior to starting my blanket I did do a little practice piece ... a dishcloth in single crochet. Nothing really worthy of a post but I'll share a photo anyway.
Right now I am waiting for a visitor who is going to bring me a home blood testing machine & show me how to use it. I need to have a particular blood test done quite often. Now, rather than having to drive the 30-mile round trip to my doctor's office, I can just do the test myself in the
hellishness comfort of my own bit of hell home. I do the test, then call in the results & am told whether I need to adjust my medication or not. I was thinking this morning ... this will be the first time someone has been inside our house since the guys from Lowes brought us our new refrigerator last year!
I promised to show you the other things I brought home from The Woolery. I bought 3 skeins from this pile of Malabrigo worsted that I pulled out of its cubby during my visit there. I'm using the same photo I posted on Wednesday since the colors appear more true to life. The colorway is Cuarenta. I plan to make a hat & scarf with this yarn.
These are 3 balls of Cascade 220 superwash that John picked out for me to make him a scarf. He saw a scarf at one of the yarn shops we went to in NYC that he liked very much, with large stripes done in 3 different colors. Keep in mind the natural light oddity once again as you view these. The colors are Como Blue which probably doesn't tell you much of anything, black, & charcoal gray.
I also brought home that wool bundle with the purple plaid wool on top from the store display pictured in my last post, & 2 sets of double points that I will need for some fingerless mitts.
I went to another yarn shop on Thursday, this one in Lexington, & I'll post about that next time. I hope my cross stitching followers aren't too bored with all this yarn talk : )
Posted by Shirlee at 12:56 PM