It's always a glorious day when I spend it with my colorful yarn and my crochet hook.
I was feeling a little down in the dumps when it comes to crochet, as much as I love it, sometimes I get a little bogged down with all the projects I have planned and I end up overwhelmed and not really 'feeling' any of them.
It has been a few weeks actually, but today it just clicked in, I woke up and I knew exactly what I wanted to do and what colors to use and what pattern etc.
I probably shouldn't be starting another blanket, my ripply is still sitting here half finished, and I will get to it eventually, matter of fact I want to have it done before my family gets here, I think it will make a nice gift for my niece and nephew.....to be able to hand them both a handmade crochet blanket :)
Anyway, my day started very early even though it's a weekend, the reason being that it was one of hubby's college class days, and with class starting at 8am, he needs to be up by 6:30am to be able to have some coffee and still make it all the way downton to college.
I don't bother going back to bed, I'm the kind of gal who once she's up, she's up.
So I started with a big cup of coffee and some toast on Portuguese Rolls, one of my favorite simple breakfasts :)
On to the couch, with my Fringe show on the laptop, and my selected yarns...
The minute I started the first granny square, I just smiled, and it's as if a weight just lifted off my shoulders.
My fingers work by themselves, just moving along the chain, knowing exactly where to go without me having to force them.
15 minutes later, I had my first square done.
I'm sure you've noticed that I tend to stick with Cath Kidston inspired colors, I just love the endless combinations and the different shades.
I've decided it's going to be a blanket more on the green side, so all the blocks will be ended with the same shade of green. I'm thinking 6 blocks across should be the perfect size blanket, I don't want something huge that will take forever, or I will quickly lose interest and move onto something else.
Had to take a break in the afternoon while I skyped with family back home, which I just loved doing, it's always great seeing their faces :)
While I waited for hubby to return home from class, I whipped up another two blocks.
What do you think so far?
I have to be honest, I'm in love with it already, so I am looking forward to seeing it progress, and the granny squares work up so fast that I can make at least 2 a night, so it shouldn't take me very long at all to complete this blanket.
Now back to my yarn I go, have sort of a rhythm going and don't want to break it.
How are YOU spending your Saturday night?