26 September 2009

Decisions, Decisions

This morning I was browsing the English Yarns- Online knitting Store over my morning coffee and thinking how useful it would be to have some Rowan shade cards to choose the colours for my next crochet project at leisure. A look out of the window showed it was a sunny day and as Shoreham is only one "station stop" (when did they start saying that?!) away from me I thought I'd pop along to their shop (Shoreham Knitting and Needlecraft) in person.

Ahhh, the weather was lovely, I so wish I'd taken my camera with me so I could show you the Shoreham houseboats (next time - I promise!). I took a walk back to Southwick for brunch at Carats Cafe on the beach, mmmmmmm lovely! before heading back home.

Once the giant granny is done my next big project will either be a ripple blanket or a granny square blanket (smaller squares stitched together). Although I love the ripple - I'm leaning toward the granny at the moment because I think it'll be more satisfying completing each square as I go (not to mention more portable and easier to handle). Yes, I can just imagine a growing stack of squares being made over the autumn months ready for putting together for a winter blanket (double bed sized).

Sooooo....what about the colours? Well, I bought shade cards for the Rowan pure wool DK and the wool cotton (click on the pictures for a better view).      

I think I'm going to go for the wool / cotton mix. And depending on what squares I finally decide on (Lucy's summer garden, traditional granny or something from this book) I can choose the colours. I'm thinking warm, rich colours to snuggle up with. Decisions, decisions....

So, I will  finish the giant granny while I ponder on patterns and colour combinations for the next blanket. No more procrastinating....hooks ahoy!!!!

P.S. I haven't forgotten - I'm hoping to show you something finished later this weekend!


  1. Ah, a wave of nostalgia hit me when I saw the rowan sample cards. It reminded me of when my girls were babies and I bought a lot of my wool via mail order. Funny how little things bring back great big memories. Thank you Jaynex

  2. Just found you from the New Lucy Attic group. Heard from Lucy today that she is going to mention it tomorrow on her post. Can't wait to see what everyone else has made.

    Good luck with the Grannie. I made one this summer. Been back to two of her ripples since, sooooooooo much easier.

    Hope you don't mind if I sign on to follow....

  3. Just found you via Attic 24. Lucy is one of my favs to follow. She will be posting about the new flickr group tomorrow.

    I finish her grannie this summer and am working on two of her ripples now.

    Love the Rowan card. Did you order online.

  4. Thank you for the comments :)
    The Rowan card is lovely isn't it, I love looking at it - almost tempted to put it on a wall! Still picking colours but will probably order online. Garden Bell - I'm honoured to have you as a follower - thank you so much!Love your work by the way!!! Until I started blogging I never really appreciated how much it means when someone pops by then leaves a comment or chooses to follow. Thank you again

  5. Post this lovely blanket above in the Attic24 group and watch the comments come in. She did one like this a long while back....


  6. Your work looks lovely and what a great name for a blog too..pop by and visit sometime too, you'd be most welcome