It's been a while since I showed you my Granny Square project. It sits by my bed and I've worked on it when I can't sleep. I wanted something mindless to work on and the rhythmical action of crocheting is quite soothing. It uses 12 different shades of Stylecraft Special DK, and I'm trying to be pretty random with the order whilst at the same time, use all the colours equally. The plan is to make 12 squares, each with 19 rounds and then to join them together using the parchment colourway. I've now completed 6 squares, which says something about my sleep (or lack of it!) and I decided to have a go at joining them using the 'join-as-you-go' method from Lucy over at Attic24.
Flo is up on the bed pretty much every night. Sometimes she appears after I've switched out the light, at other times she's waiting for me to climb into bed. More often than not, she gets herself comfy while I'm reading. She is a darling and I love her to bits. Whether I'd sleep better if she wasn't on the bed, I don't know, but at the moment, we both need the comfort and physical contact. Of course, Flo thinks that this blanket is for her, and she's probably right! I have no idea where it's going to go right now; the making is more important and it'll find a home eventually!
Not sure what kind of border to do yet, but there's plenty of time to decide. Please let me know if you have any brilliant ideas! Also, if anyone can point me in the direction of a good way of weaving in ends on Granny squares, I'd be eternally grateful. I have yet to tackle them as there never seems to be much space to hide them very tidily.
Time also this month to show you what you could win in my second giveaway of the year, where I'm trying to pay forward some of the kindness I've received from yarny folk around the world. I have a seriously gorgeous sheep mug from Mary Kilvert for you. I'll even throw in some of my favourite tea and biscuits too! The giveaway will stay open until midnight on February 28th and I'll post anywhere. Please make sure that you tell me your Ravelry or Instagram ID so that I have a way of getting in touch with you if you're the winner. To enter, please leave me a comment and tell me what's your favourite biscuit for dunking in tea! (Mine's a gingernut!) Back soon. xxx