In no particular order my crafty based goals for this year are:
learn to make a granny square
make at least one thing a month
finish my nephew’s blanket
In January 2014 my siblings and I spent a weekend sorting through some of my mum’s stuff. She was a prolific knitter and we found enough wool to start our own shop. We also found a few unfinished projects, but that’s a whole other post.
As I am the only one who knits I came home with the wool. It has spent the last year sitting in a corner of my bedroom. Mostly because I have come to the conclusion that I don’t have the attention span and/or patience for knitting. I like to get things made in a short space of time, which is why I like sewing.
just a small selection
I’ve often regretted the fact that I can’t crochet, as it seems so much more portable than knitting.
This week I decided to tackle one of my craft goals and learn to make a granny square. What better use for my mum’s (the M’s granny) than to make a granny blanket? I’d kind of taught myself via youtube 18 months ago, but I haven’t picked up a crochet hook since. Once I’d done one there was no stopping me.
But then I worked out that I wouldn’t have enough yarn in my chosen colours to make enough squares for a blanket.
And then I happened across a pattern for a granny blanket and that was that.
I am only a few rows in but I am loving it.
I’m not sure I’ll get this finished in time for it to be my one thing for this month, but you never know. Watch this space…