So, after the excitement of the bag creation, I thought I'd update you on progress with my granny squares. (Spurred on by my fab new hook roll, I had a go at ripple at the weekend, but made the foundation stitch too short to be much of anything, so will not be blogging/bragging about that just now...)
I couldn't figure out why I wasn't as enthusiastic about the granny square business as I might be. I thought it was because the inner circle is still a bit of a struggle, and I've had to rip each centre out and start again several times before it feels right. (I really need to sit down and watch the videos again.) But then I worked 6 centres one after another a couple of weekends ago until I got the hang of it, so I knew that wasn't really it. In truth, I was having doubts about my colour choice. Somehow, it looked a bit, well, lacklustre to me. I was wondering about adding the odd splash of red or pink to liven it up - sooner or later red or pink creeps into pretty much every colour scheme in my house.... But then on Saturday, I spied this bright light blue yarn (centre right)...
... among the more sedate blues and greys in the yarn shop and I knew I'd found the solution. All that was needed was a pop of colour to set off the more reserved palate. Before I knew it I'd finished off the 6 centres and finished my first ever ball of white (see it looking a bit lost and forlorn in the top left of the picture?
So, now I'm back to feeling enthusiastic about it all. Doesn't it look suspiciously like the beginnings of a blanket? And isn't that bright light blue just the thing that was needed? I think so.
I have 17 squares now. Not brag-worthy, but maybe the beginning of something big.
And no need to remind me of my bragging about sewing in the ends. I've promised myself I'll do that when I finish my first white ball of yarn... (no, really...)
For now, I'm quite happy to make a pancake stack of the squares and marvel.
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