As we packed to head away for a couple of days over Christmas, I suddenly realised that I didn’t have a project on the go to take with me. I knew I’d have plenty of “sitting around and chatting” time with family and friends, so I needed something to work on while I sat.
This gorgeous variegated blue/ grey yarn had made its way into my stash a while ago – probably on sale one day in Spotlight. I had picked up a number of balls as I usually do when I don’t really have a plan.
A little time surfing Pinterest and I chose to have a go at a granny afghan. I prefer to make blankets that grow as you work on them and don’t require any joining at the end so I thought I would do a granny stripe afghan at some stage. But when I was looking at the lovelies I had pinned for inspiration, I found this tutorial instead from Crochet Again. It starts in one corner with a granny square then grows by adding rows on two sides. Sue created blocks which she joined, but I’m just growing mine to one large block. With the variegated yarn I’m getting the look of stripes without having to changes colours all the time – which I love!
I’m onto my third ball this morning and I’ve done 47 rows so far. The yarn is Cleckheaton California 8ply (Colour 5912 Blues). I’m working with a 4.0 mm hook.
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