Thursday, 22 October 2015

My First Crochet Throw - finally finished!

I haven't been around for a while - October holidays crept up quietly and pleasantly, very nice it was too!  I had no plans for the break apart from a vague notion to finish off the crochet throw/blanket I'd started making squares for at the beginning of the Summer.  81 squares and each one different, if only marginally - I was really pleased to make them all unique, it was a bit of hit and miss.  I really wanted to make a genuine granny throw from oddments of my wool stash though to give it a real heirloom feel.

It was a lovely sunny autumn day when I sewed the last row together . . .

. . . . draped over a ladder outside the house . . .

a close up of the squares . . .

I'm chuffed it's finally finished!  Not sure that Ji Ji the cat was quite impressed, but I'm sure she'll find her way to lying on it yet!  Whether I let her or not is the question . . . . hmmmmm.

I'm enjoying leafing through my two crochet books from the summer in the meantime - I love picking up a book and making a square just for the fun of it!

The 'Home' double crochet square was fun - I haven't done cross stitch since I was in Primary School, hehe!

I'm just playing with these squares for a bit of fun at the moment - with a view to covering this cushion maybe - no deadline, just practicing!

It's blowing a hoolie of a gale here in the Hebrides today!  Just right for snuggling up :)

Bye for Now :)
Alison x


Gaia said...

Your blanket is so pretty; lovely colours too.
Hi jiji, looking so cute !!!

Sara said...

Hi Alison. I stumbled across your blog as I Googled tweed crochet granny squares! I'm here on the Isle of Lewis on holiday with some friends and bought some tweed wool leftovers at Tarbert:) Just wanted to drop you a line to say you have some lovely products available to buy.