I'm working on a few different crochet projects at the moment, so I thought I would join the Work in Progress Wednesday phenomenon, which started two years ago and I'm just doing for the first time now. I never claim to be at the front line of trends.
First up, we bought an ugly-as ceramic elephant from the second-hand shop, and I have plans to spray paint it some exciting colour. While I figure out what to do with that, I'm making a totally awesome, not-at-all-Nanna-like doily to sit underneath it.
I think the giraffes and the elephant will be friends. I hope they will, anyways.
The pattern for this comes from this ravelry pattern.
My second project was inspired by a book I got from the library called Bring Colour to Crochet by Renate Kirkpatrick. It has patterns for 64 different squares, which in the book are all put together into a single, very diverse throw rug. I liked the book so much I bought a copy to have for myself, because squares are a very useful thing. And I'm making a blanket, but not the same as in the book. Instead, I'll be repeating the same few squares and making a bit of a pattern of my own. First, I had to stock up on enough of each colour to finish the whole blanket.
And so far I have 6 finished squares (well, they mainly still need to be edged), and one about halfway done.
The thing I like about making a blanket from squares is that I don't have a big, half-done blanket all over my lap. If that was the case, I wouldn't be able to work on it until winter, because it has been pretty disgusting the last few weeks. Humid, hot, no-pants weather.