Friday, 27 January 2012

neapolitan dreams

Neapolitan dreams granny stripe blanket
Thanks to the crochet workshop which Katie and I participated in last weekend, I now have the crochet itch.  We each received goodie bags care of Spotlight which were full of supplies to get us started such as crochet hook, knitting needles, haberdashery scissors, yarn, tape measure, wool needle and instructions. Thanks Spotlight!

My goodie bag contained a ball of pink and a ball of chunky orange yarn.  I pulled apart the granny square that I was practicing on during the workshop and thought I might attempt a granny stripe blanket instead using the pink yarn and some white and coffee coloured yarn which I'd already had in my stash. I quickly worked out the pattern for the blanket (thank goodness because I'm not really one for following instructions) and then it was all about getting the tension of the stitches right.

If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram you might have seen me tweeting pics the other day. 

Yesterday I spent the day crocheting, watching Mad Men (I'm up to season 2), sucking on Zooper Doopers and eating a delicious BBQ meal cooked by my beloved in honour of Australia Day. I have made much more progress on the granny stripe blanket than the above image leads one to believe following yesterday's crocheting marathon.

I'm hoping that this will become a blanket for the growing bump, but as we don't know the gender yet (another 5 weeks until we find out), I am just crocheting it for the sake of crocheting. My beloved says that we can gift it if we find out we're having another boy.

Head on over to Katie's place to see a photo of me "concentrating" on getting my granny square right at last weekends' workshop and more photos from the yarn bombing installation in Melbourne's City Square.


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