Hello and welcome to a colourful Ta-dah crochet-project finale-reveal type thingy!
Yes, today is the day to reveal my finished Circles-to-Squares Throw...woohooo!! I have to admit I am Very VEry happy to be sharing this with you today, honestly, it's a Pleasure Cruise all the way for me today. I've been sat up here in the Attic, sipping coffee from my rainbow striped mug, merrily uploading the photos for this post and my heart has been singing at the very sight of these images.
There is something about a photograph of something one has created that kind of sharpens the appreciation of it, do you know what I mean? The same is true about seeing things in the mirror :: quite often when I need to make a decision about a design or a piece of work, I will lay it out on my bed and look at it in the mirror, kind of sneak up on it from a different angle so to speak. It might sound daft, but it works, trust me. And looking at photographs does something similar, allows a step back, a more objective viewpoint. And it feels delightful to really like what one sees.
I finished this little throw on Sunday evening. Sat in my chair, hooking myself into a quiet frenzy whilst the Little People laughed their way through a film. The final three rows of this little throw forms a pretty shell edging that I designed myself. I had to practice it a little first around the edge of a spare granny square, had to spend a little time hooking and tweaking and frogging and messing with it until I was happy with the design. And I am :: Happy with it!
Yes, it turned out just great. I did manage to take some step-by-step photos whilst I was working this edging and will write a little tutorial for it :: I know that many of you are currently working away on granny square blankets, and all good Granny square blankets need a good edging in my opinion. It absolutely makes the blanket, gives it that final ta-dah flourish.
As you may well know if you've been following the progress of this WiP in recent months, I've used Rowan Pure Wool DK. Just recently I've had several emails requesting specific yarn info for this project, so here, for your information are the details ::
Yarn :: Rowan Pure Wool DK, crocheted on a 4mm hook.
Thirteen colours used in total, as follows ::
Top row, left to right....
025 Tea Rose
Bottom row, left to right....
You can see the start of this project here look, back in mid March, when I first discovered the method of joining-as-you-go. WoW, what a discovery that was!
This throw has been a real pleasure to make.
One Hundred "Summer Garden Squares" (pattern here).
Eight rows of Grannying.
Three rows of shell edging.
Measures 95cm square.
See how beautifully it can be slung around the furniture?
See how drapey and happy it looks?
Looks like it doesn't have a care in the world doesn't it?
....want to see it all laid out?
Laid out flat and pretty?
In all its beautiful squarey, hooky, shell-edged glory?
Do you like it?
Ahhh good, cos I do too. Yes, I really, really do.
Can you remember I made this throw quite specifically to fling o'er the back of my pale blue Lloyd loom chair?
So here it is, in situ, looking quite lovely with the plumpety-plump round cushion.
Shame about the seat though eh? Its in desperate need of an Attic24-stylie makeover. In fact I've already begun to think about this....
....have assembled together an assortment of fabrics from my modest stash, in order to try and fashion a patchwork seat cover. I've never done anything like this before, never attempted any sort of recovering or upholstery jiggery pokery, so I'm not too sure how it's going to work out. But I am flippin' excited at the prospect of giving it a go. Oh yeah, you betcha.
And here I am look, doing my customary with-crochet pose this morning, feeling quite proud of my hooky creation.
Hmmmm, well would you mind very much if I showed you it again?
Can I, you sure you don't mind???
Oh goody, heeeheee, here it comes.....
Now you just need to picture me dancing a little jig all around it.
Oh yeah, both feet still firmly in the Bonkers Camp.