Monday, 18 January 2010

Happy Hooker update

I've been crocheting like mad.  This has really got me and I'm so enjoying the quiet rhythm of moving the hook through the wool to create something so very colourful.  I'm thrilled that my hugely pregnant sister-in-law likes the baby blanket I've made for their latest so I guess I will continue to make things.  I've also discovered the most fabulously inspirational blog written by Lucy up in Yorkshire called Attic24.  It's astonishing to think she only learned to crochet 18 months ago because what's she created is just mindblowing - the colours, the COLOURS!  I want to make things like she does.

But, at the moment, I've got two projects on the go - I'm making differently sized circles to join together into a blanket or throw or something.  Making the circles and joining them is no problem, but what to do in the gaps was a conundrum.  I'm sure there's some way of filling the gap with straightforward crocheting but I tried it a few times and just made a complete dog's leg of it so I thought about it some more and decided that I'd look into making crochet stars to fill in the gaps, so found a tutorial online, made some, sewed them in between some of the circles and it kind of works:



There are many more circles and stars to go, so it's going to take me a while, especially as I'm alternating making the circles and stars with teeny, tiny granny squares, just two rounds big, which will end up being a cushion cover (with the back made from an old jumper, as per Lucy's tutorial although hers is in 'normal' granny squares and mine will be in 'solid' granny squares - this is a technicality - but the effect should be the same, fingers crossed!).  Apparently I'm going to need 72 or so of them, I have this many so far:




There's some way to go...

5 comments:

katyboo1 said...

I love the circles. I really do. They are very needful.x

mountainear said...

I love the circles too. Attic24 is fantastic - wonderful, wonderful colours - can see why you are 'hooked'.

OmegaMom said...

Those circles are way cool! I love them, love the color, and the stars in between are working very well!

Mrs Jones said...

Katy, Mountainear, Omegamom - consensus, then, that the circles are good. I found myself walking past a different wool shop yesterday so there are more new colours to go into this - I think there's a bit too much blue and green at the moment...

peevish said...

Oh, those bubbles! You could just hang that on the wall as is. But keep going!