It’s so nice to have all the family together over this lovely long weekend. We’ve had plenty of sunshine here too and so lots of opportunity to get out in the garden.
My first Granny Square blanket is finished. Complete with a stripy border and a pretty scalloped edge. It’s been great for wrapping up in as the sun goes down and the evening chill settles in. I love it’s bright colors out here. It kind of makes up for the fact that I’m not very good at growing flowers. Here’s the finished blanket looking bright and zingy on my favorite garden bench – my perfect outdoor crochet and reading corner.
I found the whole blanket making process so relaxing I’ve started another one already. I chose a daisy pattern this time, if I can’t grow them then I’ll crochet them instead! I found this great tutorial on Laura’s tillie tulip blog with lots of helpful photos too.
So far I have these squares made up and am still at the color experimenting stage.
You can see that the color picks are much softer in this picture of the old blanket next to the new squares I made today. I’ve also made a bunch of purple squares and a couple of pink ones too. I think I’ll just keep on experimenting with different color combinations for now and decide on the look for the next blanket later. I can always make cushions with the squares that I don’t choose. They’ll look great in the garden and will make lounging around outside even more appealing.
Have a lovely Easter everyone!
April 23, 2014 at 10:57 am
Hi there my name is Carole and I live in Lancashire in UK. I have just found your website & blog, it is FANTASTIC! I’m going to make your little snowmen for friends & family for Christmas. Thank you so much I will be a regular reader & follower.
Love Carole xx
April 24, 2014 at 12:58 pm
Hi Carole, welcome to my blog! It’s good to have you here 🙂 Those little snowmen are great for cracker gifts at Christmas too. Just the right size!