Wednesday, June 12, 2013

baby blanket



I'm still working on the baby blanket for Project Linus. I am really liking the pretty colour changes of this yarn. I'd like to knit something else with it, maybe a baby cardigan. 

Did I mention that, wonder of wonders, I actually learned to crochet recently? My WI friend D taught me, she is very patient! I crocheted a granny square with a frilly edge to it that I can stand the teapot on, it goes nicely in a kitsch kind of way with the tea cosy I knitted. Now I need a crochet project so I don't forget how to do it. I don't want to spend much money on yarn though, so that's on hold for the moment. I have lots of balls/part balls of cotton, maybe I will crochet some dishcloths. Or this fabulous bath mat .

I finished the Girl who Fell to Earth and quite liked it in the end. Now I am reading The Dinner by Herman Koch. It took me a while to get into it, the whole book takes place during one dinner in a restaurant which was strange at first but now I think it works well. There are two couples at the meal and the story revolves around something terrible their sons have done. I am finding it a really good read and not wanting to put it down. 

Joining Ginny for Yarn Along


7 comments:

  1. love the way the colors change :) Congrats on learning how to crochet! That must have been fun and exciting. Maybe you'll show us what you create in the future?

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    1. I'm sure I will, when I manage to make something worth showing :)

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  2. The baby blanket is lovely.

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  3. That is a very lovely colour effect on the blanket, very pretty.

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  4. I love the colors and the pattern for this blanket! So soft and pretty, with those sweet little squares. I still don't know how to crochet, so my hat's off to you! ;)

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    1. four people tried to show me over the years, AND I went on a course and still didn't manage to learn. It was only with the help of my very patient friend that I managed it! And I have only managed one square so far, so I am not too excited yet....

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  5. really like that blanket! how very lovely! do want to see more of your creations! :)

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