to learn a new thing! This is my first ever granny square. Crocheted!
I used to crochet a long time ago, but my only project was a ripple afghan I made for DH when we were dating, back in the Dark Ages. All acrylic, shades of cream and brown.
I’ve been reading the Rose City Yarn Crawl threads on Ravelry, and Laurinda Reddig, designer of the Crochet-ALong shawlette, says that if you can crochet a granny square, you can crochet her shawlette.
I’m still not convinced. The granny square was easy to figure out. I clearly don’t know which way I’m going with the shawlette. Lucky for me, I’ll see her Friday at For Yarn’s Sake in Beaverton at their KAL/CAL group, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Knitted Wit (Lorajean, dyer of my project yarn and so much more) will be there, too. Come see us!
I had a great time at the Knitting Bee last Sunday. It’s really fun to knit with other knitters (and crocheters), and the most inspiring and intimidating thing? Seeing all these people knitting MY PATTERN. So far, they seem to like it! I really love seeing all the different color combinations, too. Check them out on Ravelry!
Other knitting? The office peeps from Lantern Moon came over last night to cast on for the Thrumbelina KAL. We have new thrummers! I finished my first slipper, and have just started the second. It’s not too late to join us. And the pattern is still on sale for 25% off through the end of January. That’s tomorrow!
What’s on your needles? You know what’s on mine!
I think most of us probably made a ripple afghan at one time or another. Mine was crocheted and in shades of blue. My sister knitted hers in greens and browns, but I don’t think she ever finished. It is probably still up in her attic.
I think you’re right about that, Dee. One of the first blankets I ever made was a ripple afghan. It’s almost like a rite of passage. 🙂
I have start-itis: two baby sweaters, a hat, one pair of socks, a headband, and an adult sweater…oops!
I love your Granny Square. I’ve made a few Granny Square blankets (http://morewithles.wordpress.com/?s=granny+square) — they are great for scraps and just for an occasional break from knitting.
Well since I finished my Thrumbelinas, I need to go do some work on my scion bag and start Zuzu’s Petals.
Not sure I could get back into the crocheting mindset beyond the basics. Kudos to you for going beyond the granny square!