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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!


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

  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!

  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.

  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?


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