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Wednesday, 25 July 2012

WIPW (25 July 2012)

Hello Ladies.  This is the first time I have joined in but I have 'stalked' for a while looking at all the fabulous projects you are all working on.  I have not joined in before as I ever seem to have anything worth showing.  I do have lots of WIPs, I really do have lots, but they are all just at the beginning and nothing much to look at.  Hoping this motivates me to get a move on and finally have some FOs.

I love buying wool and love starting projects.  It makes me so happy to squeeze a new purchase and search the net for a new project.  The problem is I don't like finishing them.  I am totally innocent you see, as it is not my fault I keep seeing all these fabulous things and manufacturers sell some much wonderful yarn.
I can only do garter stitch for knitting and I really don't do that very well.  I don't know why but I just can get my head round knitting.  However, I just love love love crochet.

This is a blanket I started a while ago, I am very embarrassed to say when considering what I have done but it was certainly pre 2012. Here are my little granny squares:

All 23 of them. There are another 7 colours to add and lots more of these colours too. I have 3 balls of each colour in my stash and I am hoping that will be enough to get a good sized lap blanket.

This is what I am basically hoping to do:

I want to make a diamond shape but need to work out how to do half grannies. If anyone has a link to a good tutorial I'd really appreciate it.

Don't forget to pop over to Tami's blog for other projects on the go.

Thanks for looking and lets hope the good weather continues but cools alot more than it has today at night time. Just hate stuffy rooms with no air at night. I can never sleep.

Us Brits are never happy are we? lol


Wool Diaries said...

I don't know of a pattern but I am sure if you search Ralvery you will find one. Also maybe you should join Gingerbread Girl on a Tuesday for the one a day project.

Paula said...

Welcome to WIP Wednesdays! I guess switching from one craft to another is a little tricky, I can crochet but I need to look up what each stitch means and how to do it constantly as I forget after about 15 mins! Good luck with your blanket too :-)

Natalie Buehler said...

It is always nice to visit some new blogs, so welcome :-D I found a tutorial for a half granny square on youtube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvCfrSJ6bMU
But I guess that is probably only one of many, hope this helps. I love your colour combi btw. :-D

stitchin' girl said...

I love granny square blankets! Yours is going to look great. I too have the shiny penny syndrome - I work on a project for awhile and then......my attention is grabbed for the next new pattern and yummy yarn - it is amazing how many UFOs I have!

Tawnee Isner said...

Your granny squares are so pretty. I really like them

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Welcome to WIP-Wednesday! Any WIP, large or small, counts so don't apologize. Love the bright primaries you'v got with your squares now.

Startitis is also very common, but we're all trying to finish things for FO Fridays, so that's a motivator!

If you google 1/2 granny square, you'll find some tutorials... like this one:


Marie/Underground Crafter said...

This is my personal favorite half granny pattern: http://rensfibreart.wordpress.com/2patterns-2/the-humble-granny-square/the-half-granny-square/

It's also available as a free Ravelry download :).

Mary said...

I was a knitter 1st..but a very basic knitter..my motto was "nothing with sleeves that need t line up or match."..then I recently learned to crochet and I want to start everything I see..!


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