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September 24, 2012

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Mary

Absolutely lovely! The colors are beautiful. There's something to be said about solid color yarn. You can mix and match any way, and it all turns out lovely. (I tend to use mostly variegated.) Maybe I'll change my ways.....I like your solids! The afghan will be lovely!!!
:-)

Gill

I so need to learn how to do this.

Gill in Canada

Melanie @ M&M

I may have to give this one a go! Thanks for the input on how you lay out your colors. I'm happy to know there is a bit of planning in it! Beautiful colors as always, and I, too, am so glad you are back : )

Carrie

i love on-the-go crochet (and knitting). I used to embarass my children by crocheting in the dentist's waiting room or on the spectator seat st the swimming pool. My son has gone on to knit on train journeys, so presumably wasnt too badly scarred by the experience!
lovely blanket, Lucy x

kim

why do I feel like I "come" home when I read your posts? thank you for beign warm and cozy always:O)

Frances

Hey Lucy, there is absolutely nothing, nothing wrong with sounding arty, as you put it. Your new color blocked crocheting looks very fine. Those dark colors really keep a different rhythm going.

Best wishes!

carmen attie

Lovely as always! Just finished your japanese flower scarf, people stop me in the street to ask me where I bought it!
Thanks for so many beautiful ideas!

diana

Great project! Thanks for the inspiration to crochet where & when you can fit it in. ;-)

Susanne Tyree

I have seen this blanket done before, only 3 rounds in each granny. The color scheme works fine as long as you don't run out of a certain color to give balance to the overall design. I love the scrappy look...that is what I am all about, stash- busting projects that are easy take-along and fun. Your blanket is turning out really nice. The join-as-you-go-method is much faster. I have hand sewn blocks/motifs and it is time-consuming.
Susanne :)

Barbara

Yes I know what you mean. So fun!

cate

I've just started a granny square blanket too. I'm planning on using 5 squares of each colour to create a cross and then to have all the crosses interlocking... I've seen it on pinterest (naturally). It is fun to do something that requires less concentration and counting. Your lovely blanket reminds me of Elmer the Elephant. just gorgeous!

Alessandra

Like your blanket and your method for selecting the row colours (thank you for sharing!).
But what I love most in your today post is the following, about crochet :" It just so neatly and perfectly fits in with family life"!!! ;oD
xxx Alessandra

laurence

Hello Lucy! Moi aussi je procède de cette façon. Choix des couleurs non prédéfini, quatre ou cinq pelotes dans une pochette et roule. Je termine une hexagone blanket, je collectionne plein de petits ronds à trois tours et quand je suis tranquille, je les assemble à la suite. C'est vrai que de cette façon, l'ouvrage monte assez vite! A bientôt

Line

I agree the deep dark colours make it even more vibrant! It's beautiful.

steph

jolly, happy, quirky---yep; but how about just plain over-the-top FABULOUS!!!! Love it!

LouLou

Thanks for sharing all your wonderful hints. I will use them on the granny square blanket I have in progress. But what I really want to know is what shade of nail polish is that on those little toes of yours? :-D What ever it is it looks really cool next to the colorful blanket!!!

Sonia Petitpoint

What a lovely patchwork !

Anna

Glad you are back and with another project!!! The blanket looks nice:) Keep it up! Waiting for the accomplished project soon!!!

Jacquie

It's looking wonderful Lucy !! I love your portability and planning methods ...you are much more organised than me :0)
This makes me want to start a patchwork blanket right now .
Jacquie x

Patrícia

I use this method also:) With 3 children as a taxi driver...and I chrochet meanwhile:)

Sandra (Cherry Heart)

It's beautiful Lucy! Your colour selections and balance look perfect, as they always do, you are clever with colour :) I think the darker colours work well with this type of blanket particularly, I think it's the Elmer the Elephant association, it just 'looks' right somehow. Oooh, and you mentioned me and my blanket (thank you), I feel like I'm famous now! :D

Sandra x

Claire

I do like your idea of only taking enough crochet with you to complete a row. I like having some small crochet with me, just in case, and it'd be nice to keep chipping away at larger projects :)

Nanita

Such a wonderful blanket, I absolutely love how the darker squares make the other ones pop! I'm on my 17th row now of tiny three round granny squares, progress is slow but I love working on this one so much. It's so lovely to see what people are making on the Ravelry group, such an inspiring bunch of ladies we have there :-) xxxx

Melanie Loubser

You are so clever Dear Lucy!! I learn alot from you here in Sunny South Africa! Thank you for this blog!!My FAVOURITE!!!!

elpha

I love it - delighted granny patchwork is coming back into fashion.
I made a 6 round blanket last year with just 6 colours that worked well but not as breathtaking as yours. I have more spare leftovers now though for the next one! I also made a scarf for my sister in this way, with lots of lovely tassels each end and in as many colours as I could manage. Being a shy and retiring type (ahem) she loves it - only accessory that sets off her purple hair :D

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