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Hello and thanks for visiting my blog. I have been knitting on and off for 50 years and I recently learned to crochet. I love looking for wool bargains and making them into something useful. I mainly knit for charity. I occasionally knit for myself and family members if I find a really good pattern or if they ask nicely!!

Friday, 22 April 2016

A sneak preview of that shocking pink....




I finally made a start on using the shocking pink yarn that I mentioned a few weeks ago.  I have a huge ball of it.  I found it in a big bag of tangled yarn that someone was trying to sell at my local market.  I said "Oh, it's all tangled", offered a cheeky price, and the stallholder snapped my hand off!  I quite enjoy sorting out tangled yarn.  So I did that first and then mulled over what to do with the shocking pink.....and mulled, and mulled.

Then I remembered a pattern that I had saved on one of my Pinterest boards.  It must be good because lots of other crafters have taken the pin.  Here it is:





Observant readers might notice that I copied the colours.  That was by sheer coincidence.  They are exactly the colours I needed to use for the start of my project. The pattern and video tutorial are very well done.  I was able to follow them easily and I did so until I reached the grey rounds.  Then I winged it a little as I wanted to continue making a much bigger granny square.  

The fact that I was able to crochet something that looks like a flower and then adjust the pattern to make a larger square has me stupidly chuffed.  I might be starting to understand this crochet business!  

I usually stay well within my comfort zone when crocheting.  But this pattern has made me think that I might tackle one of those beautiful mandalas that I see on other blogs.  At least it's on my future "to do" list and that is progress for someone who always has to look at instruction books whenever she starts a new crochet project!

PS: If I regularly comment on your blog and appear to have stopped recently, it could be due to a new Blogger problem.  Some comments are coming back as "undeliverable".  I'm hoping this is just a temporary glitch.


7 comments:

linda said...

It's a lovely square Una and the pink really makes it stand out, Im looking forward to seeing more. :) x

Mereknits said...

That is a great use of the pink yarn Una!
hugs,
Meredith

Barbara Roche said...

The pink really makes the square 'pop'. Great choice of project!

Marit Johanne said...

It is a very good way to use the pink yarn! I have just resumed crocheting after many years and enjoy it!

Lisa said...

Una, I love it! And I envy your crocheting skills! :-)

Amy at love made my home said...

I am not a fan of untangling yarn, so kudos to you for taking it on!! It adds a great pop of colour to your square! xx

marianna said...

Love your square Una! The pink looks perfect :)