Not long ago I discovered a wonderful blog written by a young woman in England. I think I found it when searching for a ripple pattern for crochet. I loved the color and creativity in her work, the photos, and her writing - pretty much everything about her blog! I find myself checking it out every morning to see if there is anything new - it is a such a cheerful way to start to the day! The "British" influence is fun to hear - great words and expressions. If you want to check it out: www.attic24.typepad.com
If you do check out her blog, you'll see her love of clear, bright colors. They're everywhere!
So, what does all that have to do with Baby Blanket Fun??? It just so happens that my sister-in-law has a brand new grandbaby in Mexico (a little boy), and another one the way in Norway (a little girl). I'm making little granny square blankets for both babies - both inspired by attic24. I have not found a cotton or cotton blend yarn with the wide variety of colors I see at attic24. I think she uses mostly wool yarn.
Here is the blanket going to Mexico (still in progress). It is made with Lion Brand Cotton-Ease yarn. The smaller squares will each have one more round of the light green (like the larger squares), then all 20 squares will be joined using the light green color to whip them together. After joining the squares, I will probably put several rows of border around the blanket's outer edge using some of the other colors.
The Norway blanket will be made with wool yarn (since it is cold in Norway!). I'll post that one when it is a little further along.
These are lots of fun to do! And of course there are endless variations on the granny square. The one I'm using is super simple.
That cute basket holding the yarn was purchased last Saturday at the Lenexa Hook-in. The basket booth always has great baskets at affordable prices. Lots of my rug hooking friends have the large basket with canvas handles to store and carry their rug hooking projects.
Have a great day!