12 January 2010

The end is in sight

So, just over a week ago I make a resolution. A PUBLIC resolution no less, to update my little blog more regularly .... and then I disappear. What can I say?

You will see though that something has been happening.

Hmmmm, exhibit A: itty ends of yarn on the arm of the sofa. Does anyone ever DO anything with these? Looking further along I see this

A little stack of granny squares in two colour combinations
Yes, it's yet ANOTHER hooky project. Actually, I started this before Christmas and am hoping to finish by the end of the weekend. There are sixteen squares (eight in each combination of blue and white). I've just started joining them together. I decided to do my blocking when the squares are joined (this will work right?)

I'm planning on a four by four central square and then I'll keep adding borders until I'm happy with the size. It's going to be a little blanket for a little person (a new baby boy) to give as a gift. I've used Debbie Bliss baby cashmerino which is lovely and soft and nice to work with.

About half way through hooking the squares I began to have doubts about the whole thing - are granny squares alright for babies? Will their little fingers get stuck? Oh well, I'm hoping it will be ok.

Sorry for the terrible photos by the way - the light is AWFUL (these are actually the best pics I got out of I-don't-know-how-many-attempts). I'm also tired and I've decided I need to upgrade my camera to a digital SLR. It's all so confusing though - any advice is much appreciated (I need something that I can more or less point and click!)   



  1. Love it.... I'm totally jealous and need to do the same.... Step away and hook away.... You have made up my minds. I'm out this thing and heading in to feel my yarn.

    Stay Creative,
    The Garden Bell- Kate

  2. I know what you mean - sometimes time flys and time to blog fades!!! I love your granny squares - Im sure they will be fine for a baby as they are quite soft! Kim

  3. I am sure any mummy would love to receive such a thoughtful gift for their baby! If they worry about little fingers they could always save it until they are a little bigger :)

  4. Hi and thanks for dropping by my blog!
    Your squares look gorgeous and I'm sure they will be fine for a little one, baby cashmerino is lovely and Mum could always put a little sheet behind the blanket folded over the top edge, if really not sure.
    I'd recommend Nikon if you're looking for a DSLR, the D60 or a second hand D40 would be brilliant as a first SLR. It helps if you know other Nikon people though as all Nikon DSLRs can use the same lenses so you can borrow lenses instead of buying.

  5. Love the granny squares, they will make a wonderful blanket for a baby and as he grows up too

  6. G'day
    What lovely shades of blue for a baby boys rug... I think it will make a wonderful blanket... be so nice & warm in that dreadful weather you guys are having over there... I think the wee tike would be wrapped so well his fingers won't get to feel the little holes of his blanket for many months... lol... OOroo... Bethel

  7. Thank you for all your lovely comments!

  8. Lovely lovely lovely and I'm guessing its snuggly soft and cosy too..what a lucky baby boy!
    As for a digital SLR I can recommend the Olympus E-series,I've had one for a couple of years now and its never let me down, I'm usually just too lazy to bother using it so I use my old point and shoot more often than not.

  9. How nice!!
    I'm working on granny squares too... I have yarn in purple .. two tones.. This week I'll show you my progress...


    Hugs !!


  10. these granny squares will make such a pretty blankie/afghan...
    as for the SLR, I like photography and I recommend a Nikon D-something (preferably 80 or higher) or the Canon Rebel XTI ...