4 April 2011

hooked

Addicted again.

granny squares for the floods/earthquake/tsunami appeal

Grannies for Sarah London's Crochet a Rainbow appeal. She is collecting grannies throughout 2011 if you care to contribute, and the appeal has been extended to cover flood, earthquake and now tsunami survivors.

90 granny squares

Finally sorted through the enormous bag of grannies I found at the op shop for $5 way back in the mists of time, threw out those whose glitter ratio could not quite be borne despite being virtually freebies, whipped up a few more and edged every.single.one. in black. Now to put all of together into a blanket and see if 90 are enough. That should take another three years, I reckon.

beginnings

To ensure it does take a full three years, I have embarked on another project. (Shut up. I know you do that too). A giant granny square lap blanket. In slightly more restful colours.

Hooked.

20 comments:

NessaKnits said...

Shutting up, but admiring your hooking.

Mary said...

I do know. I always have two or more crochet projects on the go (if I'm lucky they will be finished in a decade or so) -

Eleanor said...

Ooo... pretty granny squares... how I adore you.

Tania said...

I promise you I would NEVER start that many projects. Well, er, at least not concerning that many granny squares. Still recovering from the last (ends-still-unwoven-in) experience...

Kate said...

The second blanket is so so pretty. As are all the rest, but I want to pat your second blanket the most.

I bet I finish my crochet blanket before you finish yours. Ahaha, so there!

Gina said...

Why are granny squares so appealing... all lovely! Of course I would never have that many projects on the go... *cough*

Z said...

oh, i love them in a bunch like that - and such beautiful colors :)

innercitygarden said...

I currently have three projects within arms reach. In my defence (ha!) one of them is the kid's first knitting project, which obviously I have done most of.

While it may take you some time to finish turning all your granny squares into a blanket, I am positive you will do it before I crochet a single granny square.

Janet said...

I'm almost projectless again - just need to weave in the ends of the last hat and it's done. Oh, and clean the unholy mess that is my sewing space after the craft stall.

Maybe I should get with the real crafters and have several knitting/crochet projects on the go at once! Your squares are lovely and make me itch to join them up (except I can't remember the flat join but it would be on youtube) - I think joining is the really fun bit! srsly.

Thimbleanna said...

Did you just tell us to shut up??? You're too funny. I just finished a hooky project too -- it's definitely addicting. Love that big new project you've got going!

The Coffee Lady said...

I love looking at granny squares. Can't make em.

Paula said...

I don't know what it is with crochet. I have an on-again-off-again relationship with it. I'm on again right now and covet your pile of grannies just a bit.

shady said...

Now, now, Mrs Soup, you know it's rude to tell your lovely readers to shut up.

Stomper Girl said...

So pretty. I'm a bit into the crochet at the moment too, but not in a proper way, I just have a few experiments to keep me occupied in the moments where I'm trapped sitting (like boys' tennis classes or cat cuddling)

Heather said...

Learn to crochet. It's at the top of my "things to do" list. Right after I finish knitting those socks, and that mitten, and fix that sweater...

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

What's wrong with a bit of Lurex in an afghan ? My charity shop one owes a great deal of its period charm to the odd glittery bit ...... and the fact that it cost me one Euro .
But your grown-up new project is so very appealing , and definitely looks more cuddly .

Hoola Tallulah said...

I SO want to learn to crochet, your wee squares are so lovely, loving the colours!

zephyr said...

i must shut up...my own project closet is full to over flowing while i go back and forth between 2, at the moment.

Love your restful colors, and always like those bright ones, too.

Thanks for visiting, and your kind words about dear Kirby, Suse.

Crafting Health Sue said...

oh your grannie squares make my heart sing, they are gorgeous. i think if i ever came across a similar opshop grannie bag treasure my heart would surely skip a beat.

Sarah said...

Love those colors! Wow, lots of drama when edged in black. I also love the softer colors of the larger square. And three years? That's nothing!