I'm crocheting a rainbow!!
OK - seriously now ... having never crocheted a proper granny square and having many times expressed complete amazement and awe that anyone actually crochets thousands of them to make a blanket (all those ends to sew in - please!), I signed up for a very worthy cause: Crochet a Rainbow.
I'm making granny squares for blankets to go to those who lost their homes in the recent floods in Queensland, Australia. I would have contributed to Carol's cushion appeal too but with moving looming ever closer that didn't seem all that practical! I've been able to crochet in between other jobs - it's the sort of thing you can easily pick up and put down.
I'm not 100% convinced by all my colour combos, but it's a learning experience!! My time for crocheting a square and sewing in all those ends has dropped to about 30 minutes a square and I can crochet quite happily in front of the telly or - more often - while listening to some company's hold music / automated system while changing my address details or cancelling a utility.
So far I've made 20+ grannies ... guess I'll continue till I've used the yarn up, which shouldn't be long now.
I don't see a granny blanket in my future, but I do quite fancy making a ripple blanket like this one. Less frequent colour changes and fewer ends to sew in are pluses in my book!
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For those of you looking for my finished crochet necklace ....the procrastinator in me is working really hard. I might get round to it before we move, but let's be honest - that's highly unlikely! Only about a week to go now!!