Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Holy Moly - I can crochet!!!


Just wanted to share this with my blogging friends - I am not quite sure how it happened, but - I seem to be able to crochet! I have been practising like mad over the past week or two, and there has been much unravelling and starting again, but bit by bit it seems to be clicking into place, (might have something to do with the fact that I'm a Capricorn and can be very determined). There were times when I thought I was never going to 'get' it but finally, on Sunday, I produced a 'Granny Square' and have made two more since (without using the pattern I hasten to add!). The squares measure 6" each, So I reckon 42 or 49 of them will make a good sized blanket.
This is one project I'm determined to finish, as I do have a history of starting lots of different things and never finishing any of them - So I expect you, my blogging friends to keep hassling me on whether I've done any more squares for my blanket.
Its hard to think of needing blankets to snuggle up on the sofa and keep warm, the weather here today is glorious, but I'm sure it will be with us all too soon
Bye for now
Natalie x

24 comments:

Josie said...

great! well done! winter will be here before you know it
Josie x

Country Bliss said...

Well done they look so pretty, lovely colours. Could you send some of that sunshine down to Cornwall please, I've had enough of the rain now!
Yvonne

Lace Threads said...

Those look fab - lovely colour combination. You see, they really are easy. I've made my first (a little while back), and am aiming to make a blanket in the next 20 years. But I'll happily nag away at someone else - have you done more yet?! ;-)

twiggypeasticks said...

Well done Natalie, I'm afraid I started learning to crochet in January and had fallen by the wayside by March!
I'd love to make a blanket one day - when I'm about 75 at this rate :)
Twiggy x

Pixiedust said...

Well done natalie, lovely squares.

The Fairy Glade said...

Hi there I love those squares and you have inspired me to have a go at crochet. I last did some about 30 years ago..oh how long ago that was! I was self taught then and still don't really have a clue. However, I now have my craft club up and running in the village and one of the ladies has said that she will run through the basics with me..so watch this space, or rather my space on my blog because if I ever get the hand of it I will have to announce it to anyone who will listen! Dev X

serendipitylovesnewyork said...

You clever girl, I love the colours. Each week you will have to give an update......Claire

Rachael Rabbit said...

Congratulations on your first granny squares - they look fabulous!

quiltdude said...

wowee, well done, those granny squares look like they were done by a pro. Love the colours you've chosen.
Clare x

Carolyn said...

oh my! i wish i could do so too. eager to see the finish work ;-)

The Fairy Glade said...

Hi again, have decided to put my money where my mouth is and have ordered the Learn to Crochet book that you show in an earlier blog. I had already earmarked it on Amazon a while ago, but your photos prompted me to go for it. Isn't blogging great! Dev X

pink-petal-designs said...

Well done you !! lovely colours, im thinking of making one of those or a ripple cant decide.
Sarah x

Lucy @ attic24 said...

Oh my Natalie, they are wonderful! I am soooo glad you persevered, I just knew you would "get" it, and would love it. And they look superb, really, I love the way you've done 2 rounds of the lilac round each square to finish, that'll look great once you assemble them all together.
Incidentally, my granny squares were also 6" square and I made 88 of them for my blanket, it was 11 x 8 squares.
You know what, i am SO proud of you!!! :o)

Lets sort a date to get together one wkend to have a Hook and Natter? LEt me know dates you have free in Aug/Sept?
xxxx

Lucy @ attic24 said...

Oh, and meant to add, you can count on me for the Hassle, you will HAVE to finish this blanket or I'll be so sad :o(

Debbie said...

i need to learn how to crochet!! lol

serendipitylovesnewyork said...

Hiya, I've sent you an email but I'm not sure if you have recieved it as I had a few problems last time!
I wish I lived closer so I could also get together with you and Lucy!! claire x

Jennie said...

Well done. They look fabulous, so neat!

serendipitylovesnewyork said...

Me again.....sorry! just to let you know that Ive sent email to your other address.....Claire x

Robyn said...

Natalie...your crochet is lovely!
It's not so hard is it...just persevering...nice job girl :c)
I love the colours.

What a small world it is...my 2 cupcake swap partners know each other and get together? Wow!!

You both do such lovely work (You and Lucy).
hugs xx

Miss sew n sew said...

Well done for perservering your granny squares look great! Look forward to seeing your blanket grow!
sarahx

petticoat lane said...

I love reading your blog it's so inspirational! but now feel totally ashamed with my Ikea purchase (have a peek at my blog! Maybe one day I'll get as far as one granny square! I love the colours that you've used. Looking forward to frequent updates!
Jane. x

Petticoat Lane said...

Sorry, didn't give you my URL!
Now you can see how much of a cheat I really am!!!!
Jane. x

Rosie said...

Oh well done duck, they look great, love the colours!
Rosie x

the flour loft said...

well done! crochet is lovely.I have the tools and a book but not quite grasped it yet. my sister is law is fantastic at it...maybe i need her to give me some more lessons.
happy crocheting
ginny x