Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Crochet - First Granny Squares

I started to learn to crochet just after Christmas and started a blanket - just stripe after stripe , after a few weeks I realised I was putting off carrying on with it as it had become monotonous.

After looking at other blogs I decided to try Granny Squares - It has taken me two weeks of trying and failing and trying and failing - I was just about to throw the whole lot through the window when it started to come together.

Here are my new squares and one part started for "The Blanket - Part Deux".

I hope they join together ok as they look a bit wobbly but thats a challenge for the future - I really look forward to my crochet now each night as I watch TV.

Anyway must go - I have to list some of our old things on ebay as I have blown the budget a bit this week !!!

We've bought an old cast iron fireplace for our bedroom and have to fetch that on Friday - I've bought some crochet patterns, workbox tin, old sewing box filled with sewing stuff and a new sewing box - none of which has been delivered yet.

I'm hoping they come tomorrow when Hubby is at work !!!

Will show you them when they arrive - but of course "I've had them for ages !!!"


funkymonkey said...

'I've had them for ages'. I really don't know what you mean by that! Enjoy your crochet.

MelMel said...

Wonderful, glad its all come together for you....I must have a try!
Love the idea of the fireplace....will we se pitures?


Raspberry Grace said...

Lovely, I am as ever jealous of anyone who can crochet - I don't have enough patience to persevere to try and pick it up!

I know all about blowing the budget though!

God bless,
Rasp xx

lou said...

You have done so well with your crochet; I must learn how to do it!
I like the sound of your fireplace…love Lou xxx

Pixiedust said...

I did giggle at that post. Its so true, I do this all the time, another favourite of mine is when he asks how much it is half it! He still thinks it's too much, blimey if he only knew! lol. xxx

Shabby Chick said...

They look great, and enjoying yourself is the main thing anyway!

I've been a bit naughty on ebay the last few days too and I know exactly what you mean about hoping the stuff arrives when your husband is out ;)

Mel xxx

Kitty said...

What this old thing? I've had it for years ... it's been at the back of the wardrobe. ;-)

I have to list stuff on eBay too - it takes soooo long though, doesn't it?

Your crochet looks fabulous. Well done. x

Thecraftytrundler said...

I have started some granny squares too, aren't they quick!! I hope to make a blanket eventually. Yours are a lovely colour combination.
Like the sound of the fireplace, and I'm another one who'd like to see it!

Sharon xx

Tilly said...

I'm a big fan of ebay and often get caught out by hubby being home when the parcels arrive! Really like the colours of your granny squares - well done on persevering (is that spelled correctly?)

Taz said...

Great squares. I started one but then got distracted and never went back to it. Must restart it.
As for buying things, well I have the advantage that my man works away for a month at a time. ;)

Carol said...

They are really great, I love the colours that you have chosen.
Carol xxx

Josie-Mary said...

Well done... they look lovely. I'm glad I'm not the only one who's had stuff for years !!!! :)

michelle brown said...

fab sqaures! they will look so very nice once they are all together x

Country Bliss said...

Your granny squares look great, I love the colours. I always say I've had things for ages, that's the trouble with ebay, too tempting and then it's a pain if they get delivered on a Saturday!
Yvonne x

Greedy Nan said...

Have a look at Echoes of a Dream for a crochet pattern for a pot holder. It looks quite simple although she did find some mistakes in it. Gives you the chance to do a bit of shaping.

thriftymrs said...

Your granny squares look terrific!

Knitty, Vintage and Rosy said...

I sent your package last week. Monday or Tuesday, I think. I am hoping you will receive it anytime, although with the snow delays there I am not sure.

Thanks again for the dusters, I just cannot use them for dusting! Too beautiful. I just received the new Cath catalogue and I am in Pretty Print heaven!

Let me know when the package arrives.

Lisa xo
Knitty, Vintage and Rosy

Country Cottage Chic said...

You've made a great start there! Good luck with your blanket. Hope your goodies arrive soon!

Lavender hearts said...

Love the granny sqaures. I've made a couple before...I must have another go!

Brill, I found an old cast iron fireplace for our bedroom too from some bloke down the road. I was chuffed to bits because it cost us £50. The last time I bought a fireplace for our old bedroom it cost us £450!

Knitty, Vintage and Rosy said...

Congrats on the granny squaring! They look brilliant.

Knitty, Vintage and Rosy

Knitty, Vintage and Rosy said...

Congrats on the granny squaring! They look brilliant.

Knitty, Vintage and Rosy

MelMel said...

Thank you for that.....I'm going to write it out for my Mum.....


Tatty Mum said...

Oh my your granny squares are fabulous I love the colours you are using. Oh I do hope it comes together for me soon. I really want to make a granny blanket.
I look forward to seeing all those goodies you've bought.
Hopefully your valentines parcel will be ready for posting on Saturday as well, I hope you like the goodies some of which are hand made but I'm a novice at the sewing thing so hope their ok.
Well done on the crochet.

Joanne xx