Sunday, January 30, 2011

Old school

A few days ago I came up with a brilliant idea. I realised that I needed to crochet hexagons to make a winter blanket for Marcus (Yes, I know it was 41 degrees today, I nearly keeled over a few times, but crochet was calling).

I tried to create a basic hexagon with the spare balls from Marcus Log Cabin rug, but I seemed to be terribly bad at it, so I headed over to Attic 24 for some expert help. A gorgeous hexagon blanket, but I still seemed bad at it.

Then I saw her link to her Granny Squares. Oooooo, shiny Cap'n! I've been crocheting granny squares for years, but the idea of changing colours each row was a new one for me.

The colour scheme is a tad retro, but I like the combination of the four for a baby's nursery, and Marcus is still in his cot (for now!), so it'll keep him warm all winter long. Now to finish it!

I'll be away for a week working on my business launch, which is planned for Monday February 7th, so you have a week free from my knitting/crochet madness, and I'll see you all on the flipside!


sapphireblue said...

Oldie but goodie. Reminds me of the afghans I grew up with.

Gidgetknits said...

I love the retro colours! Good luck with the business thing.

MV said...

For some reason, I am hopelessly granny-square-challenged, so projects like this make me pea-green with envy! ;) It really is beautiful, and it reminds me a lot of the ones my great-grandmother used to make; very comforting. Also, the colors are great! :)