I consider myself a knitter. I've always said I'm not that good at crochet. Well, I have recently discovered that you don't HAVE to be very good at it to make really cute things. I picked up a copy of last month's Knit Simple and there were a few different granny square blankets in there. I thought, hmmmm, that doesn't look too hard. I decided to give it a try. WOW. That started a whole new granny square frenzy that I don't appear to be able to end. These things are fun. And addicting.
As I mentioned in my last post, I gave up FB games for Lent and have been working on charity knitting instead. I started with the granny square pattern, then I found a rectangle pattern on ravelry and gave that a try. Last night at "Monday Night Fibers" (the name that someone came up with for our wonderful knitting/spinning group at Dawns) Dawn showed me how to make a circle blanket out of double crochet. So easy that I finished it in one night! I have a bunch of yarn from Dawn that I'm going to try to get thru by next Wednesday, which is the last knitting night I'll be able to attend before I leave :-( It is also a going away party for me. I have such sweet friends!!
In addition to all the preemie blankets, I'm also working on 2 afghans for myself, one out of worsted weight and one out of homespun. The homespun one is made of 6 giant granny squares (I'm almost done with the 3rd one already) and the worsted one is one giant rectangle made from a few various yarns in teals and turquoises. OMG nothing purple, can you believe it?!? I'm shocked, myself! LOL.
I feel bad that I'm crocheting so much though. Almost guilty. I feel like I'm cheating on my knitting. I can almost hear it, from the bottom of my UFO pile crying softly "she doesn't love me anymore". I do, I do, I swear I do! In fact, I found time to do 4 more rows on my lace stole today. Yes, I know, 4 rows isn't much, but at least I'm trying! I was hoping to get the stole done and blocked before we leave for MI so I can use it when we get there, but it doesn't look like that's going to happen. I thought about bringing it in the car, but I have to look down to do the decreases (VDD I can't do without looking at it) and that makes me carsick. SO, I think I will bring my unfinished U of M socks (perfect, considering the destination!) and my mini mochi socks. I packed most of my sock yarn already but I think I have another set I can bring with me in case I manage to finish both those pairs. Hey, stop laughing! It could happen. :-) Anyway, worse comes to worse I'm sure I can find a neat LYS to stop at on the way!
Here's pics of some of the preemie blankets. Dawn was nice enough to email them to me since I forgot to take photos before I gave them to her.