28 March 2010

Back to the Hook

This weekend,I felt the urge to get back to hook and needle. I really want to finish my Lucy inspired Summer Garden Granny Square blanket that I began back in October last year. However, my attention span is not well-suited to big projects, so I will work on it little by little while I concentrate on some smaller stuff.

I really like this shawl patten from this book:
A bigger project than I had in mind, but the motifs are very simple to crochet. I made one up in some white cotton double knit yarn with a 4mm hook:

Then in a four ply with a 3mm hook (the size in the pattern):

Here they are side by side -  quite a difference in size

I'm thinking it will make a nice table cloth (or runner!). I'll probably stick with white or cream (although I do like that pink shade a LOT) but can't decide which size to make (the larger has a diameter of  4.5", the smaller is 3" across - excluding corner loops). The bigger one would be much quicker to make, but the smaller one gives a more delicate effect.

If you've been following my blog for any length of time, you'll know how indecisive I am. Which version do you think would look best?     


  1. The pink one is really pretty,it looks so lacely and lovely, but then i would be tempted by the way the white will grow so quickly...i think the pink ...probably...
    Louise x

  2. I like the white one for a table runner. But then I like cotton yarn.

    Teacup Lane (Sandy)

  3. The pink really pops and is so springy!

  4. THis is the best news of the day. Can't wait to see this when finished.

    Happy Peaceful Sunday Hug,

  5. I would go with Pink! **Kim**x

  6. I've read and re-read your post..I've checked back at the other comments,but I still can't make up my mind which colour I like best!!
    Can't you make something in the white and something in the pink?
    Em xx

  7. Thank you for all your comments. Em you made me laugh, that's exactly what I was thinking! I'm going to make somthing for the table in white and a scarf / wrap for my niece in pink. I just love how it looks in pink - just wouldn't use it myself!

  8. Great minds think alike - or maybe just Ems but I am so glad you made that decision ...exactly what I was going to suggest too! :D

  9. Definately the pink, it's so summery and cheerful x x