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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Looking ahead


Yesterday after spending almost two hours fusing the pieces of my coat (and I'm not done yet!) I decided to sit for a while and try my hand at a Granny Square.

One of my goals is to become a better crocheter. I made this skirt which I love, but it took many months of work (I felt like Penelope, who knitted during the day and undid her work at night). Right now all I want is a Granny Square blanket, not the one from the 70's but the modern versions which are bright and cheerful.

I first followed the instructions from the book the Happy Hooker, but I wasn't getting it so I turned to You Tube and I got my Aha! moment and then I was able to follow the tutorial for the blanket I'm coveting

If you look at the sample above is not quite right, I messed up on the count, but I'm happy I figured it out and now I can start dreaming about the colors I want.

Happy New Year everyone!

4 comments:

  1. Wow - I've had my crochet hook in my hand for the last two days too...do you think something's going around? :)

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  2. The modern version is sooooo nice. That is something I would love to do.
    Maybe a new project for the
    new year :)

    Happy New Year!

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  3. I've got a link to a Granny's square how-to in my bookmarks, but I'm not ready for it yet. I'm making little birdies (hand sewn), and I want to get some thrummed mittens done for the deep cold that should come soon. After that, no promises.
    k

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  4. Hola Lisette,
    Me alegro mucho saber que uds también guardan la tradición de botar agua a la medianoche. Aqui hay tan pocos cubanos y solo las mujeres en la familia nos aseguramos de conservar la tradición.
    Ya veo que has estado muy trabajadora cociendo y tejiendo.
    Vistes el Domo-Kun hat and scarf que le hice a uno de mis hijos?
    Saludos!

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