Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Backwards and forwards

After a good amount of unravelling the border on the blanket started in a forward motion again before the yarn ran out! 

Now the whole purpose of finishing some of the previously resting projects is to use yarn from the stash but as I was not prepared to unravel again and change my border design, I thought about my options for all of five minutes before I decided to just get another ball of yarn to complete this blanket as I originally envisaged.

So new yarn has been purchased and the border is once again in forward motion.
As the socks were finished earlier this week there is currently nothing on the needles! I had not yet purchased above mentioned yarn so I was at a loose end when preparing to go to my craft gathering yesterday. 
I've been drooling over 'The Granny Square book' by Margaret Hubert all week, it proved to be the perfect solution to my loose end. 
More yarn from the stash, which was previously going to be knit into, oh who knows? 
Lincraft Fuzzy Wuzzy is an acrylic/Polyester blend, not to be confused with the vintage yarn by the same name, which is pure angora and extremely soft and certainly fluffy.
Now I am making granny's and enjoying the different styles so far.
The cover design showing all the blocks at the same size is some trick of photography!

Still working through the book from last week - 'Somebody Else's Kids' by Torey Hayden.
Joining all the talented Yarn along friends.
Wishing you all time to create today.

14 comments:

Maria said...

Lovely blanket with it's white edging and what pretty wool for your ganny squares..

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I'm making time for creating every day even though I should be doing something like cleaning. :/ The border on the blanket is so pretty. Sometimes you just gotta give in and get what you need to finish a project properly. The granny square book sounds great, though I still prefer just make regular ol' grannies. They work up so fast. And come out the same size for the most part. :) Best wishes, Tammy

Leslie said...

Granny's must be in the air, I'm doing one, you can see it here.
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/AnnaLeslie/brittanys-granny-square

Love your colors.

Hannah@HomeBaked said...

What a beautiful blanket!

Hilde said...

A lovely blanket, I like the soft colours, and the border is beautiful.
The granny squares look nice too. I am making the same ones as the middle one in your photo.

Thanks for visiting my blog :) So nice to find your blog. Love your crafting.

Christine M said...

Your blanket is so pretty. It is going to be gorgeous when it's finished.

katherine said...

That is a beautiful blanket and well worth getting another ball for. Love those cute little granny squares too.

Fiona said...

That is such a pretty edging to the blanket... and lovely colours for your granny squares...
Hugz

Shay said...

Im glad to hear you found a solution to finishing that beautiful blanket. Great finish by the way.

And the granny squares look fantastic in those colours.

Ali said...

So glad you are going forward on that lacy border its beautiful!
Love your granny squares..
Ali

Ana BC said...

I think it was very worth it to buy extra yarn, becasue that lazy border is amazing! Love it ♥

karen said...

Unraveling is a sad event. But the edging in the next photo is beautiful!! Love all the colors :)

Jenny's Craft Place said...

Love your colour range of 'fuzzy wuzzy' wool, and the finished blanket. At least with the unravelled wool, your 'stash-buster' box will never be empty...lol... :) Happy crafting, Jenny

Lisa @ HappyinDoleValley said...

Love the different colors of your granny squares -- so springlike! Happy crocheting!