I Can’t Stop.

It’s more practice, so that’s good. Yesterday while the Lorax was splashing about in her kiddie pool, I whipped up a “10 minute Crochet Preemie Hat (in about 25 minutes).
Preemie hat
I’m quite pleased, though I still can’t get over the size of it. I had spotted on Facebook a “Call to Knitters” for purple hats to benefit a charity in Canada. (Here’s a link – scroll down to July 1 for more info. Certainly there are places in need of baby hats here in the US as well, so I hope this is the first of many hats.

I’ve had my eye on a few crochet blogs lately – SarahLondon is great for color inspiration and when I read Attic24 I really feel like “I Can Do That!”. Lucy, of Attic24, has a “Granny Stripe” blanket that I can’t get out of my head. It looks straightforward enough once you get past the massive chain to start with, and she uses acrylic… we have a ton of blankets in this house, but only 2 that I have made. I have an awful lot of acrylic in my stash already, so I’m thinking about making a ridiculously bright and cheery version for the family room – think nearly neon blue (“Blue Mint”), green (“Limelight”), yellow (“Lemonade”), pink (“watermelon”), orange (“mango”), and white (“coconut”) in between each color. I made up a little swatch last night to practice the technique and I am in love. I had grabbed the first few balls of cotton that were in reach and the result is this:
Granny stripe practice w/ border
(That’s with a border. Just to see, though there is plenty of time to think that through)
Granny stripe practice no border
(And without the border, which right now I think I love just a little bit more).

There are almost 150 projects on Ravelry – so many great color combos!


2 thoughts on “I Can’t Stop.

  1. I love the way colors work together in crochet. Another place for good inspiration (especially on color combos) is http://www.woodwoolstool.com/index.htmlA designer in the netherlands who makes ADORABLE little stools with crocheted covers (plus crocheted blankets and all kinds of other stuff). I want-want-want a set of the stools for our front hall, but am trying to justify the international shipping costs! Anyway, click on the "Gallery" for lots of inspiring ideas!

  2. Isn't crochet so rewarding. I love to take breaks and do that for a while for the "instant gratification" as it is so much faster than my knitting. Looks like you're on your way to a wonderful, spirit-lifting blanket! 🙂

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