Recently my friend Stephanie over at Loft Creations and I talked about each of us making a Granny Stripe blanket. We thought it would be fun to help each other out with pattern choices and crochet questions...friends helping friends! The best part is no rules or timelines!
Quite a few years ago I bought a whole bunch of yarn to crochet a Babette blanket. Unfortunately it never came to be. Two things happened - when I got my yarn in the mail I really didn't like a lot of my color choices - strike one! Then when I began to crochet I just couldn't get the granny square method for this to come out to my satisfaction - strike two! Not long after that we retired, the yarn got thrown into a box and we moved across the state - strike three! I unpacked it and put it in a drawer and forgot about it.
After discussing the blanket with Stephanie I decided rather than buy new yarn, I would just pick out the colors from Babette that I like and begin anew! Here is my progress so far. Not nearly where Stephanie is, but I have
two cats "issues" which I will explain in a bit.
These are the colors I'm using. I don't have a plan....I'm just crocheting as I go. I'll probably change colors randomly. I really enjoy it when I'm left alone - which is rare! See the little ball in the right hand corner on the floor?
That ball was brought to me by this little
monster cutie, Gracie May. She dropped it in my lap as I was crocheting and then proceeded to pounce on my work. It happened over and over again until Mr. Squash came into the room asking about all the ruckus! I asked him to please turn on the Cat's Meow (yes, we succumbed to the TV advertisement) which (temporarily) distracted her. I'm not sure how much help Stephanie can be in this department, but she's definitely been a big help so far in finding a great pattern to use!
This past month has been brutally cold around here. Check out the barometer above on Dec 7th - 2 degrees! I don't think a day went by where I wasn't wearing at least 3 layers just around the house!
I little while ago I checked and look at the difference - 56 degrees! I'm almost ready to put on shorts (not) and go join Mr. Squash in the yard!