12 Mar 2012

Grannies knew what the were doing!

For the last few months my M.E. has been making me have to stay fairly still. I started to feel a bit trapped in my bed and on my sofa. I wasn't able to go out shopping for gorgeous yarn, or play with my hula hoops in the garden, so I was doing most of my yarn shopping online and instead of hooping my self, watching hoop videos of friends showing me all their new moves. Not great, but it helped to prevent me from feeling blue about being stuck in the house. Shopping for yarn online can be a bit hit and miss, as you don't get to touch the yarn to test it for softness or weight, so I made a few mistakes, but.....

In January a lovely lady Called Anne, ordered a custom made hood, based on the Shades of Blue Hood I have in my shop. She wanted a different colour way, so we searched online for a yarn she liked the colours of and this was the resultant hood.

I loved the yarn so much I purchased more and whilst trying to decide what to make with it, I got the urge to crochet granny squares with left over yarn from other things I had made in the past. Very soon it occurred to me that not many of the squares really looked all that good together as the colours of some of the squares just jarred the eye when sat next to each other. Then it dawned on me that squares made of this beautiful multicoloured self patterning yarn would look fabulous, so.....

I now have 105 squares, and a full 100g ball yet to be turned into squared. I just can't decide what colour yarn to use to connect them all together. I'm going to put  rows of single stitch crochet between the squares to connect them all up, so each one is framed. I just can't decide on a colour. People have suggested jade, orange, magenta, dark purple, grey, white and dark blue... but I still think black would make the colours pop most, but is black going to look a bit too goth when there are so many purples in the squares? Hmmmm... Time to have a good think whilst I turn the last 100g of yarn into more squares.


  1. Beautiful colours, maybe you could try a burgundy border?

  2. Thank for the reply. This blanket is finished and sold. It had a black with orange fleck boarder in the end.


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