Tuesday, 13 March 2012

I've learnt something new

I have been trying to crochet for a while, I made some sucessful mug cosys and some snowflakes but I didn't really know how to do it properly. I think it had a lot to do with having other things to do and not giving it enough of my time (I also got a bit hung up on not holding the yarn and hook like other people)
I recieved my copy of Mollie makes and in it was a lovely granny square stool top, I don't have a stool but I do have an old bed side cabinet which stands in the hall with the phone on. Our hall is dark and dingy not at all pretty and I thought I could have a go at making one to sit on the top. So I found instructions for the required stitch on-line and had a eureka moment! I can do granny squares hooray! Unfortunately I hadn't realised the cabinet was rectangle not square so instead of putting elastic on it I edged it with a pattern from
Attic 24.

It's brightened up the space no end, I can't show it in situ as it's too dark so this will have to do. 
I have now started some small granny squares for a blanket, oh how long I have wanted a granny square blanket now I can make my own hooray. I am using up all the wool I already have so it's another stash buster and will be very multi coloured : )
I have had two poorly little girls over the weekend ( an everlasting tummy bug, YUCK) So it has given me time to just sit with them and do quiet things. They both went back to school today, I hope they will be ok.
Woody was home at the weekend too, which was a nice suprise as we didn't think we would see him till the end of the month and he painted my little shelf for me. 
Here's a little before and after 

Much better now I really love it.

I have also done some more hexies,

this one is my favourite so far

I'm off to make some more granny squares yay : )

Have a lovely week,
Emma x


  1. Very well done Emma! Although mastering snowflakes before granny squares is rather amazing if you ask me!


  2. Well done you! I love the crocheting! I am desperate to learn to crochet, but I'm not having much luck with it at the moment.
    I love the teeny-tiny bunting on your shelf! :-)

  3. Yay......you've conquered the crochet monster, I love the improvised border, very pretty. Your painted shelf is lovely with it's miniature bunting, the hexies are looking good too.

    Hope your girls are now feeling much better.

    lily x

  4. I love the granny square. My mom taught me to crochet forever ago but I haven't done it in awhile. You've inspired me to re-learn how to do it.