I've been hanging out with the grannies again.
I've decided to unpick a blanket that I bought a couple of years back from the op shop and to refashion the wool into something that is a bit more beautiful
It's quite a heavy blanket so it should make a nice heavy crochet blanket
I like the idea of recycling the wool; it feels a bit disrespectful in some ways to be unpicking all the hours that someone has put into knitting it but I also think it's a nice way of re purposing the wool and I like to use what I've got instead of buying new.
As I unpick the squares I've been thinking about the hands that held the wool when it was being knitted up
There is some unusual wool in there; I've never used multi coloured yarn before and I'm finding that sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't...
|I don't like the inner section at all!|
And I just can't get enough of these cute little flower squares that I linked to in my last post.
|They are so cute|
I tried changing the first row to have 16tr instead of 8; that way it's not so 'gappy'
|See the difference in the middle?|
I'm scouring the internet at the mo for any granny patterns and have come across a few. I'll be sure to share them when I try them out. I've been sort of winging the other patterns by seeing squares I like and guessing how they're made, but my winging it skills will only stretch so far!