Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Granny Stripe

I have rediscovered crochet and I am loving it!  I have been busy these past couple of weeks making garden granny squares, and this week I began a blanket called granny stripe. 
Aren't the colors just yummy? 
It took me awhile to hunt down the American version of this pattern.  I first saw it on one of my favorite British blogs, and began to make it, only to realize that UK and USA have different abbreviations for crochet.  Now that I have the the correct directions,  I am loving making this stripey blanket in these beautiful colors. 
Maui was very interested in this blanket.  She kept trying to get inside the basket.  Silly Maui, this isn't for you!
Looks like I am going to be needing a lot more yarn. 

15 comments:

Posy Linda said...

Hi Kris. I had to stop what I was doing when I saw this. Totally, utterly scrumptious!

Debbie said...

LOVE IT...

Charlee said...

Such great yarn! What line or brand is it?

The Garden Bell said...

I, for one, am soooooo glad you found your true passion again. Isn't it fun to live in a world of color. What yarn is this? And yes, I'm thinking by the looks of it, another ball of each is going to be need. Keep us posted.

By the way, I'm in heaven this morning on the new computer. Speed Demon. Had to stick with the Microsoft, as I'm the Geek Squad for all the Seniors, a job I didn't really want to sign up for but it fell to me. At least I can get to their screens from home via Logmein.

TGB

~Niki~ said...

you read my mind!
i just ordered the Caron SS yarn specifically for this project. Gotta love attic 24~inspiring!
and I have been doing a lot of crochet lately too. just finishing up a pillow set :)

Genn said...

Those colors are very pretty!

Lauri said...

Can't wait to see the finished product. What fun, bright colors!!!

Erika Grover said...

Oh wow...did you just do a post bout yarn?

Katie said...

Those Colors ARE Fabulous!!!

I had no idea you had a cat ;)

Kris said...

Darling daughter Erika....do you mean WOW, that blanket is beautiful in those yarn colors, or do you mean, WOW, my mother is more of a nerd than I ever thought possible?
Katie, We have had Maui for 7 years. Poor baby has been relegated to the out of doors when we brought Ducey the doggin home!! She used to be Queen of the castle, but now, she is the keeper of the garage.

Jessica said...

That is GORGEOUS!!! Love the patterns and the colors you chose!

By the way...everytime I visit your blog I leave hungry!! HA! You cook the best stuff!

NanaNor's said...

Hi my friend, Loved seeing your yarn-beautiful vibrant colors. My youngest is knitting a sweater for her oldest girl in soft purple...where did she get this talent-not from me. I loved crocheting-may just have to take it up again when I'm finished with the two quilts I need to do.
Hugs, Noreen

Pam said...

I wish I had the patience to crochet...

Your cat is a cutie.

Jennifer said...

What fun!!

~Niki~ said...

hey i forgot to tell you, I have my skeins ordered from online and i'm awaiting them impatiently, so i can start my granny stripe! and i noticed you said the pattern on attic's site was not in US terms. and that you found one elsewhere. can you post that to me? i'm itching to start once my yarn arrives! thanks for your friendly comments!