Every once in a while, I get the compulsion to make something with yarn. I knit and crochet. I’ve never really tried weaving, but that’s because of space rather than lack of interest. I have been admiring the Dutch Sister’s granny squares for a while. When another of the blogs that I read had a post about granny squares, I knew I was sunk. It was only a matter of time before I started some granny squares. The last time I crocheted something was a blanket for my friend’s baby shower, and the baby just had her first birthday. I fought it as long as I could. After all, I still have hundreds of little blocks to hand-piece for my Dutch quilt, but when I went to the store to get backing fabric for G1’s quilt, I finally caved in. I got some Bernat Satin Sport in bright colours. The yarn is really soft and is great to work with.
This is what I’ve done this week:
The advantage that crocheting has is that after about 9 p.m. my eyes start to get tired, so doing fine hand work is difficult. Crocheting doesn’t require the same level of attention. I have no plan or schedule for this, but the colours would be great for a baby or child afghan. I guess I’ll just work on it until I lose interest, and then see how big it is.
The other nice thing about crochet is that I get to use my wooden sewing box.
This box has no real value other than sentimental, but my grandfather made it in high school shop class in the mid-1930’s. I don’t really even know how it came to be in my possession, but I love it and think of him every time I see it.