I've been reading Lucy's blog at Attic24 for some time now, way way before I could even crochet. Who couldn't be cheered up by her colour sense and happy vibes? She's a star! Now I can finally credit her with starting me off on my first ever crochet blanket. We have several around the house, all found in charity shops. Two are reasonably tasteful and the others will probably become cat or dog blankets at some stage. The thought of finally being able to create my own is very exciting!
I've always been put off by blankets because I struggle with repetitive tasks but I'm hoping I'll get the bug, just as Lucy and hundreds of others seem to have.
I needed a recipient in mind to provide extra motivation and I can think of no-one more special than my Nan. She's in hospital at the moment and her feet and legs get chilly sitting up in her bedside chair, so I'm going to make a lap size blanket. I'm setting myself a minimum of two colours per day - so that'll be 4 rows for the granny stripe design. I've started with a foundation chain of 150 which wasn't as daunting as I'd expected.
Whilst I'm crocheting up and down my granny (or nanny) stripe blanket every day I'm also setting myself a target of 2 rounds a day of my snood and 2 hexagons a day for my table runner. I need these self-imposed targets or they'll be sitting in their baskets for far too long.