Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Yesterday Tracey asked me, via a comment, how I was going with my granny squares. Well. She need not ask twice. In a background, fortuitous craft sort of way, I am a woman OBSESSED. I’m sticking my hand up for every kid pick-up, on the offchance I can squeeze in a granny round or two while waiting. The Mr has not yet cottoned on to increasingly earlier pick-up times, while I leave him with the other wee ones. Crafty evil, that is.
So here’s the state of play: currently sort of patchy on the warmth factor; forty-five-ish down; half with unweaved-in-ends. Mel at M* wrote me my very own detailed and excellent tutorial on how to weave in as you go and I was fully signed up, until I realised the cotton and hook size I’m using means things aren’t covered up or secure enough on the reverse side. Mel, there’s a whole world of the crochet-obsessed, armed with smaller hooks and weightier wool, awaiting your expertise and theories on yarn ends.
Finally, there are three hundred-ish of these little numbers required. I have resorted to mass production. In the time it takes to drive down our street (there are speed humps and no, I’m not driving) I can nail the first circle of a granny. I’m carrying one ball of wool at a time and producing six simultaneously, in the same colour configurations.
I said I was obsessed.
PS. Anyone else want to join the Frantically Crocheting at Kid Pick-Up Time bandwagon? Or even the Public Transport Commute to Work, or the Just in Case I Get Stuck in a Traffic Jam version? Find the circle-in-a-square granny pattern over at Tam’s place...