No sooner said than done!

Craft | Sunday January 2 2011 | 4:22 pm | Comments (8) | Tags: , , |

Just yesterday I wrote about a few crochet projects I wanted to get on with in the new year and I haven’t wasted any time in getting started!  The granny stripe blanket that I began way back in sunnier days last summer has been sitting neatly folded but untouched for a few months – until last night.

I was itching to get on with some crochet but not inclined to start anything new, or in truth anything that required a great deal of thought.  Resurrecting the granny stripe blanket was just perfect.  Despite it being quite large I managed to get several striped rows done while half watching tv: I am sure my treble speed has increased since I last worked on it.  I’m now about two thirds of the way through so it might just be finished before the spring / summer comes round again, so long as I don’t get too distracted!

I have also been somewhat inspired by Ali at Snipsnaphappy!  She’s said she needed a large and easy project she can work on without much thought so has started a granny stripe blanket.  She’s called hers the ‘Big Happy’.  Isn’t that a great name?  And with so many lovely colours in blankets like this it can be quite hard to fight they happy that they can bring while hooking along.

Here’s to lots of big and happy crochet ahead!!

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  • Maaike

    this is going to be such an amazing blanket… I love it already!

    • frou-frou

      Hi Maaike thanks for your comment. I love this blanket so much and even though it’s not finished I’m already using it when I need something cosy!

  • Kristen

    Mmm, spectacular colors on your granny stripe blanket! I’ve seen a bunch of these lately and I’m dying to start one myself–yours might just be the one that makes it happen. :)

  • KT

    This is going to be an awesome blanket! I started a little version of the same pattern but it went all curly and I wasn’t really inspired so I decided to do something different. I look forward to seeing how yours turns out!

  • Crochet with Raymond

    Lovely blanket! Keep up the good work, it will look amazing!
    Glad to read you’ll be around more in the blog world! It’s always lovely to see what you’ve been working on!

    • frou-frou

      Thanks Alice – see you around blogland xx

  • Heather

    Happy new year to you . Lets hope its a good one for you. Looking forward to seeing your creations from the ‘crochet club’. I too got some if my wool stash out. Mine next little go at something is going to be a crochet mandala of a ‘Soap & Glory them’ Heather x

    • frou-frou

      Happy New Year Heather, A Soap & Glory Mandala??? Can’t wait to see that. xx