Sunday, 15 September 2013

Autumn crafting


The chill is back in the air, the crisp leaves are beginning to gather at the edge of the kerb, Autumn is definitely upon us.  With the change in the season, comes a change in my crafting urges.  The shift moves from pretty floral cross stitch to cosy crochet with scrummy yarn.

This is the beginning of my first ever granny stripe blanket.  I used the tutorial from Attic 24 to get me started. 

I can say one thing about this, it's very addictive!  I'm just making a small(ish) lap blanket so the rows work up very quickly and I'm often thinking 'just one more row before bed'....I'm sure you're all familiar with this way of thinking!  Resulting in a few late nights ;)

Of course with more yarn, more storage was required so I chose some gorgeous new fabrics and made myself one of my large bags

These have been so popular lately and I notice quite a lot of crocheters are joining me in starting a granny stripe blanket recently. 

For a quick little change I started to hook up something else last night - I wanted to use the same gorgeous colours as my blanket.  I won't say what it is yet as it's going to be a gift as part of a swap I'm doing.  I can show you after the reveal date, but for now, here's as far as I got -

How about you, does your crafting change with the seasons?


  1. Ah, so this is the blanket you mentioned - lovely colours! Looking forward to seeing it grow! The large bag you've made is lovely too - such pretty fabrics! Maria x

  2. Very pretty blog and I am looking forward to seeing your granny blanket come alive. ~Kelly

    unDeniably Domestic

  3. I've also just stated an attic 24 inspired blanket but mine's a ripple. I'm going it will keep me warm now the season's have suddenly changed. :)

  4. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished blanket!

  5. My eyesight isnt too good in the autumn/winter.I prefer natural light so tend to go for knitting or crocheting rather than close up sewing or cross stitching.


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