Monday, January 9, 2012

Going round in circles

I've succumbed to the temptation of my yarns and now have a couple of different crochet projects on the go in between my quilting and sewing projects.  This particular project started out as a way to use up bits of left over yarn,

but quickly progressed into new skeins as well.  Colour gets me every time, no matter whether it's yarn or fabric. ;o)
I had so much fun playing with the arrangement of these circle 'granny square' blocks.  Once I determine the layout, each successive circle is crocheted to its adjoining block at the same time I crochet the square border around it.  Makes for a few less yarn ends that I will have to weave in later (which is always my least favourite part... just the same for when I quilt. I don't relish weaving in thread tails either...  I know,... whine, whine ;o).

A surprising discovery is that it took nearly a whole skein to make the background for all these blocks/motifs.  That means I won't attempt to make an afghan at this point, as tempting as the finished blocks look.  However, I can't claim to be finished just yet.

I'm going to keep going round in circles for awhile more because these fresh colours make me dizzy with happiness... and I need a few more to complete the project I have in mind

7 comments:

  1. Yarnicular eye candy - love it!!!! I sometimes go around in circles too, but I don't usually end up with something pretty to show for it, LOL! I wonder what you have planned for the blocks - does it end with "illow" and start with "p"? :D (My 23 year old does that to me - we have a deal in that I do his laundry if he cleans his room - so on room cleaning day he says ... "I have something for you, mom! It ends with "dree" and starts with "laun"! Love that boy (but don't love his stinky socks, HAHAHA) :)

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  2. I must learn how to crochet as I really want to make a blanket for my grandchildren to use one day. My own children loved the blanket my own mum had at her house.

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  3. Just to say love the use of the same colour to edge each circle.

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  4. Wonderful, love the colours you used.

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  5. Oh, how I love this!
    My sweet Gram used to crochet so this brings back many fond memories. I really like your contemporary spin on a vintage classic through the use of color. :-)

    Kimberly

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  6. Love your project! I'm also crocheting, soon I will share it on my blog!

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