Friday, July 9, 2010

Yarn, Yarn, Glorious Yarn!

And, a new project!

Today's topic is crochet.  I have to tell you, I love to crochet.  My very favorite thing to make is an afghan or blanket.  I tend to give away most of my projects to people (who hopefully) understand the thought, love, time, and bit of myself that goes into each one.  My joy is in the process, and hopefully, the recipients joy is in the end product. 

My next project is going to be a baby blanket for a cousin who is expecting in December.  The pattern is called Summer Garden Granny Square.  It is basically a circle to square motif using the granny square technique.  The free on-line pattern can be found by clicking on the title of the project.  It is a well written pattern with a nice tutorial, just keep in mind, she is in the UK and her treble crochet is a US double crochet stitch (which she notes in her instructions)

The color scheme I will be using is slightly different as I'll be interjecting white into all my colors.  I think this will soften it a bit, but will still have the fun youthful look with all the bright and cheery colors.  I'll be using Rico 100% cotton yarn which is available from the UK and the white is Bernat, (also 100% cotton) which is locally available at Joann's

A new project always gets my creativity humming and brings me a lot of joy and satisfaction.  I'll keep you posted on my progress as I go along.  It's bound to be a fun project!