I’ve been doing it in my favourite chair, in bed, at the beach, on a farm, in Spain and France, on the motorway and on the ferry, in the car and only just managed not to do it in the bath.
It started back in May, when I decided to get crafting. No organic wool to start with – my wee local wool shop not being used to such outlandish requests.
The intention was clear from the start. An afghan style blanket, a mosaic of colourful squares. Books helped me get started, augmented with videos on YouTube. It took quite a few squares to really understand what I was doing!
The result? A fabulous swatch of crochet squares crafted lovingly – and oh so patiently – into this fetching, warm and cosy blanket, completed just short of six months later.
It looks rather pretty in its new home, yes? A perfect time for completion, what with these blustery autumn days.
The next project involves organic wool, oh yes it does: a raft of colourful granny squares to complete, ready to be fashioned into something at present unidentified. And after that, no more squares for a while. It’s all the sewing, see …
But you know, you don’t need to stick to wool or other traditional yarns. Here’s a great idea to upcycle those unwanted plastic bags.
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