Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Getting my hooks out :)

Crochet hooks that is!  

I finally finished a crochet project I started during Christmas week 2012.. a cute little granny square tunic for my cousins baby girl.  It was going to be a Christmas present but I couldn't finish in time.. luckily Belle's 2nd birthday was in January, and I finished just in the nick of time (like the day before!)

I was thinking back to jumper colours when I was a kid in the 70s..
this lovely soft, machine washable and tumble dry-able yarn came in really
pretty yellow, green and orange - just what I was looking for :)
I must of been bitten by the crochet bug while working on this, as soon as I'd finished I went out and brought 4 huge balls of yarn and started making a big version for me :).  I used a 3.5mm hook for the baby version.. I'm using a 9mm one for this, and chunky yarn.. so it's growing fast.

Where I've gotten to so far..
3 good stacks of granny squares; 2 balls almost finished and 2 with about half left.. not sure if I shall have enough yarn.

I can't wait to finish it.. really hope it works out and looks nice.. I could do with a big snuggly jumper.  If it doesn't I guess I can always take it apart and make a granny square throw :)


Jacqui Galloway said...

Looking at your little tunic (which is beautiful), I am sure it will size up. Love the colours.

FeltersJourney said...

Thanks Jacqui :)
It looks to me like it should too.. we shall know soon, I have almost enough squares now xx

Ruthie Redden said...

Deborah I am so envious ;) my attempts to crochet so far have been very poor, maybe I just don't have the patience lol. Can't wait to see what your tunic turns out like, Im loooving the colours. I had so much catching up to do & have had a lovely read back over your posts, I especially love the free embroidery piece you did inspired by the Bayeaux Tapestry ( love that tapestry) and the flying ducks. Agghh you put me to shame with your industriousness ;) x x x ps: here's to living on tops of hills! Our cottage is one one to, very useful right now!