Welcome to another Wool on Sundays!
I was very tempted to say “Welcome to another edition of UFO weekly” because, despite my TaDa post last week, the yellow cardigan remains buttonless. I now have some buttons (please don’t judge the colours by the grim photo – outside we are having a seasonal Spring gale!) but instead of sewing them on I did something else.
Really, I know I should have finished the hexie cushion but that too remains untouched. Instead, I started making some granny squares. This is the first project I’ve ever actually made (or properly started making) with granny squares and I feel as if it’s something of a right of passage. Many times I’ve read posts and articles beginning with: “Even if all you can crochet is a granny square…” as if the granny square is the essential first step to becoming a real crocheter. Perhaps it is. Perhaps if I finish it it I’ll start feeling like a real crocheter but I doubt it. I feel like a real knitter and a real sewist and, come to think of it, a real everything else I do, but with crochet I definitely feel like a real beginner muddling by, holding my hook all wrong, misreading patterns and charts and somehow, by a miracle, I end up with something colourful that bears no technical scrutiny but which cheers me up no end :)
I’m using the same colours as the hexies but I didn’t want it to be to matchy matchy so I started by only using bright colours for the centre rounds and blues, greens and whites for rounds 2 and 3. But I couldn’t bear the dullness so I allowed yellow as a round 3 colour and then permitted some brights in round 2. I don’t know why I make up all these colour rules – I always break them. I think they have ended up fairly distinct from the hexies but not so very different as I planned. Once the cushion is finished it will be easier to tell.
For the back of the cushion, I’m using some left over granny squares. I think I’m going to go into stripes now though…
What do you have in progress (or finished) this week?
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Janine @ Rainbow Hare
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10 thoughts on “Wool On Sundays – 62 (A WIP edition)”
The granny square looks good to me! I am a kniiter and sewer as well, but chrochet – never hit the spot. But beatiful results! Keep going!
I love your projects – they are so cheerful and colorful! Thank you for hosting the party.
I don't believe for one minute that you are not a crocheter!! As for the granny squares, they look fab!
You don't think you are a real crocheter?!! That's just wrong :)
Your crochet projects are beautiful, Janine. The granny squares look fabulous.
I think your granny squares cushion have lovely colours and your hexies too. You are a good crocheter!
Archie the wonder dog
Both crochet projects are looking lovely! Now, get cracking and sew on those buttons!
Seeing as though I couldn't crochet my way out of a paper bag, I admire anyone who can do a granny square ; )
I love the grannies. Do i need to post on sunday or could it be anotherd ay?????? I think posting wool on sunday gives me some structure to do a blogpost every week . Sometimes i really have no blogging mojo ……
I love your granny squares so much! One day, I will learn to make them as they just look so wonderful and are so versatile. I don't want you to finish your granny square project as then we won't get to see them any more!
Lovely colour combos! Must dig out my crochet, haven't done any for ages