Saturday, 22 October 2011

Granny makes Granny squares

Since I am now a Granny, I thought I'd see if I could make some 'Granny 'squares. I have to say doing crochet makes my ring and little fingers ache. Must be because I'm not used to it.
How different the sizes are when you change the crochet hook size. I decided the one on the left with a 5.0 crochet hook was too big and loose. The right hand circle looked better and neater with a 3.5 crochet hook. The yarn is Debbie Bliss baby Cashmerino.
I started the squares with four chains, joined to make a circle and then twelve trebles into the middle hole. Two middles are right side up and one is turned over.
Next round is two trebles into each space
Then Three trebels into each space.
Figuring out the right amount of crochet to turn the rounds into squares was a PITA, I had lots of undoing and re doing on these blocks.
Which I was only really happy with on this 'round' when they finally became square!
I thought I would see if a lacy edge would look nice.....It does, but I cannot get it quite right.
 I tried a couple of rows of 'double' stitch instead - hmmm, much better I think.
Adding to the stack - slowly but surely.
Oooh, starting to look good..... must keep going...
This is the back of the squares when they have been crocheted together.

I tried just stitching the squares together, but I thought the finished effect was rather messy, so I crocheted a double stitch picking up each stitch on each block.  It took blimmin' ages to do this, but I do like the effect.

The finished article - my first crocheted blanket. I hope Chic Girl and  Miss E like it!
and here she is at nine days old looking even more gorgeous.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Granny Kandy has been busy......

Debbie Bliss Cashmerino striped beany hat
It's too big for  Miss E at the moment, so I made a pink version, still using Debbie Bliss Cashmerino, loads of wool left over, so I made a tiny pair of mittens too.

High contrast cot quilt:
I thought this binding needed a little something
So I added some yellow cord:

The finished high contrast cot quilt.
White crib sheets:

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Welcome to the world Miss E.

 Miss E just after she was born
Chic Girl with  Miss E, who is just twenty hours old here. Aren't they both beautiful?  Miss E was 8lb 6oz but her hat is still too big. I shall have to make another much smaller one for her.
Fast asleep in Grannys arms

Here she is with her eyes open, which are a beautiful shade of violet - we are all wondering if they will stay that colour.
Here she is having a word with Grandpa....