I am joining in with Ginny's yarn along and can't wait to show you my current crochet project. I wanted to make something with my new Drops cotton yarn. I started to make a small blanket and chose a ripple pattern worked in treble crochets. I have used Lucy's ripple tutorial which is easy to follow and can be found here. I quickly hit on a problem I hadn't calculated just how much yarn I would need. I had bought ten 50 gram balls of the cotton yarn and thought this would be ample for a small blanket but sadly each ball of yarn only crochets 3 ripples, I have used 5 balls so far and the 15 ripples measure 36cm, the width of the blanket is 54cms.
If I use all 10 balls of yarn it will only measure 72 cm by 36 cm which is a bit small for a blanket it will barely cover my knees. So I have decided to fasten off after the first 15 ripples and then crochet another rectangle to make a cushion. I'm not quite sure how it will look yet but I can always undo the crochet and start again.
I've had a busy week and haven't had very much time to read, my novel is feeling a little neglected but when I have had a few spare minutes I have been dipping into this months edition of The Simple Things and I have really enjoyed the article about Annette Nordstrom. Annette is an interior designer and allows us a peek into her beautiful nineteenth century Norwegian farmhouse - it's just amazing.
Hopefully my project will work out if not I can always buy some more yarn............
Talk soon x