What will I make next?

I’ve just finished my Granny Ottoman Cover and I just love looking at it in my living room every day. Next project? Hum, I have a bunch of unfinished things, but I seriously want to make something new. I want to have new balls of yarn and start from the beginning. It’s so much more fun! Granny Square crochet  is really what I want to do — so easy, and so meditative. I also know someone who is having a baby soon, so I looked for a granny square baby blanket and came up with the Granny Blanket Crochet Pattern made in Super Saver.  I think I’ll make mine with 5 or 6 colors and I’m trying to choose unisex colors as the blanket is going to a baby of unknown sex. I like greens, ivory and some pretty turquoise shades of blue. Great! I can go home tonight and START! Continue reading “What will I make next?”

Grandma’s Favorite Afghan

Recently while flipping through a magazine on flight to a Stitches show, I came across this ad for kitty litter, but what caught my eye was the crochet afghan over the rocking chair and the basket of yarn on the floor.  It’s interesting how popular crochet has become.  I see it in print advertisements for every medium.  This brought back so many wonderful memories of my grandmother, who taught me to crochet.  And this afghan was one of her favorite.  I still have the one she made for me and it’s in these exact colors.  She made over 100 of this style in lots of different colors.  We got to pick out the colors we wanted, but all the others were donated to the church for those in need. Continue reading “Grandma’s Favorite Afghan”