September 8, 2010
I know I mentioned that I had taken a crochet class at our TNNA Market this summer. It was fun and I came home wanting to make something with my newfound skill. I happened upon the Attic24 blog. (I have no idea how I found my way there, but you know how blog reading goes. You read one, click something from that blog, then read another and click one of their links, and soon you’re way down the Information Highway with no idea how you got there.) I made a few Granny Squares, thinking I’d do a pillow, but then decided that what I really needed to do was to just do rows and rows of plain and simple crochet. I thought that would be the best way to get the feel for it and to get the tension right, and all of the things that come with time and experience. This Granny Stripe pattern (free on her blog) turned out to be just the thing for me to practice on.
This was going to be a baby-sized blanket, but I miscalculated how many stitches (chains?) to start with. I still have to figure that part out. But it didn’t matter, because as soon as I started working with this yarn, I decided that I wanted to make it a throw blanket for my house and not give it away. I wish you could feel this yarn. I’m hoping they continue to crank out new colors, because I can’t wait to make something else with it. Now that it’s done? I want to start another one. (Smitten with crochet. Yes, I am.) But do I want to make the next one out of this or this or this? Oh – or this! I can’t decide. Although I think it’s good that I was able to narrow it down to those three four. If you were going to make one of these throws, what colors would you put together? Pulling colors is half the fun.
(Note – we put the last of the available September Dream in Color Dream Club yarn up, and I also found four more skeins of the August colorway, if you’re interested!)