Saturday, 5 June 2010

No-Sew Granny Squares Blanket

This is my new love and joy!!

Thanks to Lucy at Attic24 blog I have renewed my love of the humble granny square. I just love the way you join them as you go- no more having to sew them all together at the end, a very daunting task.

I have also been inspired by the gorgeous colours that Lucy uses (also my favourites - I love brights). I went and bought a little bit a lot of yarn on Thursday and got hooking. I am loving the way my blanky is coming together so fast, and just love love love the colours.

Here it is, what do you think?Yes, they are my toes peeking in at the bottom there, all toasty and warm in my knitted socks.

I am really enjoying this.

I am using a 100% acrylic yarn that feels beautiful and soft. I can't use wool or wool blends, as they irritate my skin. However, this yarn is gorgeous and on sale at the moment for only $2 per ball, so I am going to go crazy and buy heaps, as I know my 2 girls are going to want their own snuggly blankets too. I am also going to buy lots of this yarn in blue and black to make a nice snuggly blanket for Zac in his fave colour (blue) with black. He feels the cold so much (like his mama) and I have only made him a scarf while, for the girls, I have knitted handbags, scarves and cardigans. Its Zac's turn to be on top of the list {wink}.

The only downside of this yarn is its tendency to split (aarrggh!!) but it is so easy to use, I can forgive that small annoyance. It also tends to have a few 'icky' bits here and there, where it hasn't spun properly, but I am forgiving those too, as they just add to the charm of the whole thing and aren't really that noticable.

Here is my bag of yummy coloured goodness. It makes me happy in my heart to look at these colours. I have 12 colours all together (notable missing colours are red, black and olive green, not my faves blech).

So, thats it for today. I will back back soon with some information about the knitted (or crocheted) charity squares.

Take care and ciao for now,


Sandie said...

Hi there Dee.
great to hear you are back in blogland.
Love your granny squares - they are the only things I can crochet - I would love to learn more crocheting - one day.

Luv Sandie

Deanne Stewart-Mills said...

Thanks Sandie :)

Attic24 said...

ooooo how wonderful, I can see a beeeautiful colourful granny blankie in your future!!
Lovely to visit with you :o)