So, giant granny is coming along, I got a little sidetracked with some cross stitch and gardening over the last week, but back on to it now.
I am not sure about the additional green that I have added in though. What do you reckon? I am not sure that it isn't a bit bright for the other green that I started out with. Hubby says "it is fine" which somehow does not inspire confidence in my choice!
Of course I cannot stick with just one thing! So I started this little number - still very little - which will also be one big granny square. I won't add any extra yarn to this one, I will just use all the multicolour yarn that I have and it will be what it will be. It seemed as though the "holes" were a bit big to me on this one - using a half size up crochet hook than for my other blankie - so I have reduced the chain stitch to one rather than two between the trios and did a round of extra trios just to try and close up the gaps a little. I will see how it goes and if I'm still not happy I will unravel it and start again with a different hook or less chain stitches.
Also got sucked into buying more yarn - I know, I know, I am supposed to be crocheting to use up what I have, not buying more. Who can resist a 50% of sale though. A small selection to hopefully make myself a new scarf for the winter. I am trying to not start anything else yet though until I have finished at least one of the two blankies I now have on the go.
One thing I know for sure though is that I am a weave the ends in as I go sort. I was leaving them on the green blankie until I got to the end to do them all at once. They really started bugging me though, so I stopped crocheting and sewed them all in, and now I am much happier. So I will be sewing my ends in as I go from now on! Funny how we are all different about sewing the ends in isn't it!
Still loving my crochet though, but I do need to find a basket to store all my bits in as I am using my shopping basket at the moment, which is not very practical if I want it to go shopping. Have to work out a way to sneak another basket into the house without hubby noticing though, which could be the difficult part...
Thank you for your encouraging comments on my first crochet post. They were lovely to read and very useful to know that I seem to be on the right track. I will keep you updated as I go!