Saturday, 16 January 2010

20 Minutes Update

I wish it had only taken me 20 minutes to do this update, lol. But of course, its nothing to do with spending 20 mins writing this post. For those who haven't heard about it yet, this is all about Marmalade Rose's 20 Minutes A Day crafting sessions. You can find out about it here.

I haven't managed to post every day, because we are helping our DS No.1 to buy his first flat, and thats VERY time consuming and surprisingly stressful. Then there is the cricket, although we don't talk about that at the moment, as we are mightily miffed with our performance. BUT, I am happy to report that my measly 4 1/2 squares from the other day have now grown into this -

A nice little stack of 24 squares!

I feel so much better now that I have made a decent start, crocheting during a few cricket watching hours, early morning and late evening.

I am using three different colours of the Manos del Uruguay silk blend, and so far I have made 4 different types of squares -

and changing the colours around has produced 6 different ones in each type of square, total 24.

I think I will stick with these 24 different squares and just multiply them to make a shawl or perhaps a lap lankie.

The photographs are really crap, sorry about that, but I had to take them this evening, as we were out all afternoon viewing flats, meeting mortgage people etc., and I was too tired to arrange them and make them look pretty!

I hope to be able to catch up with more of the other 20 Minuters on Monday, I soooo wanna see what everybody else is doing!

Enjoy your weekend!

Liz x


Sarah said...

Now sweetie take a deep breath, and let it out sloooowly. Is that better?

You poor thing and all that stress. Just as well you have your crochet to slow you down a bit. It is coming along very nicely indeed. Sorry to hear about the cricket! Are we playing any of the games? Haven't a clue myself.

bekimarie said...

Looking good, look forward to seeing the finished project.
I've not done too well with my 20 mins the last few days what with little mans Birthday but hoping to make up for it tomorrow.

Take care
Beki xxx

Laura said...

Your 24 squares are lovely ....those colors are luscious! Hope the days ahead a little less stressful...
Take care, Laura

jennyflower said...

Those squares are so gorgeous, and I can only imagine how soft they are!

marigold jam said...

Those squares look lovely and the blanket will be so cosy and soft when finished. Keep at it!!

Hope the purchase of the flat goes ahead OK too.


Anonymous said...

The mixture of colours work so well - the finished article wiil be beautiful. I think helping someone else with such a big task can be more stressful than buying your own place, as your advice affects their decisions...

marble rose said...

Oh wow - I love the colours you have used!!! OOOhhhh make shawl and then when you need a cuddly non stressy moment you will have the PRETTIEST comfort shawl in world!!!



Country Nanny said...

I love granny squares and yours are so cute! I'm doing a blanket too but I've done only 3 squares :(

Serenata said...

Those colours are lovely, the way they change adds excellent contrast. It is going to be a gorgeous blanket when it is finished.




Anonymous said...

Well I do love the colors your have chosen. I haven't made an afghan for years when all the plain old colors were still around. You know the ones.

*Ulrike* said...

I really love those colors!! My daughter is wanting to learn to crochet again since she has forgotten what I taught her a long time ago. My 79 year old neighbor has been begging me to come over and help use up some of her "stash". I do have a beautiful multi colored purple yarn that I bought last year...hmmmm, now I'm in the mood to crochet!

Anonymous said...

What beautiful colours!

val said...

Your squares just look like a French lavender field. It is going to be beautiful.
Happy 20 Minuting :0)