Sunday, October 25

crochet is not really evil

Ok I confess to not really liking crochet. Not to the extent of the hate I have for novelty yarns, especially furry and eyelash ones, but the texture isn't one of my favourites. ( I have been known to moan loudly in the presence of crochet so you are most welcome to moan back at me now)

Perhaps being a child in the 1970's I was subjected to too much nuts and berries, macrame, ponchos, clogs and general hippy stuff. And ugly crochet.

Considering all of this I was strangely smitten with kgirlknits granny a day and Pip over at meet me at mikes. (I think this was because kgirl has killer taste in colours and this alone sold me) When I was at the Wang wool mill store a while back I bought a bag of beige 8ply with this scheme in mind. I am also keen to work my way through some 8ply ends I have floating around.

And there has been another spate of babies born in the last week or so and I thought these would make great baby blankets - if they get beyond our couch.

A granny a day it is - and I have a jump on 3 already for this week.


Bells said...

i have been admiring Kgirl's granny a day project is lovely. I love some crochet, dislike others but I think granny squares are strangely comforting and fun.

Rose Red said...

ha haaaaaa! Knew you'd get the crochet bug at some stage! heh!

knitabulous said...

I think the main appeal of the really cool granny square crochet blankets are really good planned colour schemes and smooth yarn.

I know you've got a great eye for colour, so I'm looking forward to seeing how you go.