Saturday, 13 March 2010

I'm A Hooker...


and I'm jolly proud of it too!

I've found myself a lovely little sunny nook in which to crochet my grannies.
  See Liz, I don't have that Granny pose going like you do!  Do I?!!

The view isn't too bad either.  I can keep an eye out on the little people riding their bikes
or climbing trees at the same time. 
That's multi-tasking for you.

This really is the life. 
Cuppa tea on the window sill, pretty yarns at my feet,
a simple crochet pattern that I'm not getting cross with for a change,
and warm sunshine.

 
I have quite a pile forming here. 
I decided to edge all my patches in white, as I do like a white border on my quilts and crochet blankets
(she says having not even completed a single crochet blanket!!)
The colours are lovely and bright so the white sort of tones
it all down a little and it all looks more uniform.

Here we have a few of my patches so you have an idea
of what my blanket will end up looking like. 
I think I like it?

I've taught myself to wrap the ends in as I go, so sorry to disappoint you Jo,
but there isn't that awful job of threading them all in at the end. 
And the cut-offs have a good use too, as No.3's worm farm!
The prettiest worms I've ever seen.

Somehow I'm finding crochet much more enjoyable this time around.
I think the time between first learning and now has been good for me. 
My brain just seems to be coping better with it. 
It's just like when No.3 learned how to ride her two wheeler recently. 
Each weekend there was a huge improvement from the last, even though she hadn't done any practicing in between times. 
The brain is an amazing thing.

13 comments:

Lisa said...

Beautiful squares. I desperately need to get more yarn to finish what I started. Thanks for the inspiration.

Heleen said...

Love your squares!

clare's craftroom said...

I love your squares ! It looks like such a nice spot for multitasking too .

bekimarie said...

Your squares are looking lovely and the white border really pretties them up.
Look forward to seeing the finished blanket ........... next week some time? ;)

Beki xxx

Joan said...

Worm farm. Cute. Those warm, colorful, fuzzy ones are so much nicer than the dirty, slimy kind.

Floss said...

It's all so decorative, including the decidedly non-granny you! Now be nice to Liz...

Kate said...

It all looks so lovely, the spot, the colours and the 4square! I really, really love your little red yarn bag too. XX

sallgood said...

This is going to be SOOO cute! Love the white borders too.

Lululiz said...

Hah, madam granny in training! I can see the similarities, even if you pretend they are not there. Chair - almost the exact shape. SLIPPERS - you may have momentarily taken your footsies out of them, but I can see them, right underneath, AND they are way fluffier and grannier than mine. Old fashioned hexagon quilt on chair, sooooooooo grannyish. Only difference really is, that you can put your feet on the windowsill, cos its low, whereas mine are way too high. And we both needed the warmth, obviously, its just that you got sunshine to warm you whereas I had to have the fire cos it was winter. Defo granny in training!!!

PS - Darned nice GRANNY squares!

the cookie cutter said...

Gosh, had to do a bit of catch up reading. Things been a bit eventful around your place with cats and all! I love the granny squares and your sunny patch to do it in...very nice indeed!! I am making huge progress on my blanket, slowly but surely....how do you eat an elephant goes through my mind!! xx

Croap Queen said...

Don't panic Sarah - you're still missing the specs on the end of the nose before you catch up with Madam Lizzie in the granny stakes.

Nice squares you've got going there - I think you've been fibbing all this time about not being able to crochet.

A post will appearing on my blog shortly about those horrid ends..... (even though I do work them in as I go).

Jo

jus said...

I wonder if you've attracted a whole 'nother species of blogger with this posts title?!?
Lovely squares, x

Jelly Wares said...

I love the view!!! I would sit there and crochet all day if I could...

Hugs
Jodie :)