Hello friends, as promised here's my little update post for my patchwork granny. It's been very neglected in recent weeks, so I decided it was high time I got on with adding to it. It's probably one of the easiest projects to do, a simple 3 round traditional granny square in a block colour, joining as you go. As per usual, I'm super slow at making any major progress on the many UFO's I've got outstanding, but I'm ever the optimist and I shall complete each and every one of them if it kills me.
The more this patchwork grows, the more I fall in love with it. The Stylecraft Special DK I'm using for this & my granny stripe has been a dream to work with, something I didn't think I would say about Acrylic. Having opted for cotton for most of my previous projects, I was unsure how I would get on with it. But so many folks had raved about it, I just had to give it a try. Disappointed I wasn't. It's fantastic value for money, and comes in a great palette of colours.
I've thrown the odd bit of King Cole and Paton's acrylic into the patchwork mix too. Just some spare stash that was sitting idle on my shelf, waiting for the right project to come along, and this was definitely it! It's a great stash buster project. Something to eat up all those left over scraps of yarn. I decided on a 4mm hook for this one, and am happy with the size of each square at 2.5 inches. It's growing, albeit slowly, 156 squares down, and many more to go. Once the granny stripe is out the way, I shall dedicate a lot of time to this. You can gather additional inspiration from these two great examples here & here.
I also have a very neglected Colour Burst Flower Blanket that needs attention. You can see it there draped over the back of the chair above. It's high on my to-do-list, but I just need to replenish my stocks of Rico Creative Cotton before I can press on with it.
Before I disappear, I just want to thank you all for making me feel most welcome here. It's 10 weeks today since I penned my first post, and I'm so grateful to be embraced by all of you. I appreciate the time you take to read my ramblings, and look forward to reading every comment! I feel very fortunate that I can make a small contribution in this wonderful crafting community.......x x x