Thursday, January 19, 2012

New Granny Love.....

Hello. How has your week been going? 

 The holidays are flying by here, and with a bit of nice summer weather, we have been really enjoying our lazy days, relaxing, swimming, reading, and playing computer games ( the boys have been doing this, not me!).

I have been having a bit of a look around Ravelry for some pattern inspiration and I came across this lovely pattern Weekend in Stockholm Throw by Debbie Stoller.  I think this might be my new project, nice and portable and a good way to use up all my half balls of wool.  

It looks a lot flatter in the pattern picture, my centres are puffed up quite a bit.  I've decided I like the added texture and dimension this gives my squares, so I am not going to worry about it. 
I am thinking these would be lovely for a snuggly bed blanket, so lots of squares to make!

 I am using a smaller 3.5mm hook for these squares as I like them nice and tight, and I couldn't find one that was the right size for my 8ply wool.  I am also adding an extra colour change to my squares, so it will look quite different even though it is the same pattern.

I think I might join in the One-a-day Project over at Carole's Gingerbread Girl blog and post my progress once a week. I'll see how I go.

In other exciting news, I have figured out how to change my layout to let me put extra large photos in my posts! Yay!  I learn something new every day! Next I have to learn how to stretch the header to fit the new width, baby steps here I think! haha...

Clare (my sister) and I joined our local gym last week, so my get fit and lose weight campaign is getting serious now! haha....  I have my work out from the trainer, and am trying to go each morning for an hour or so, so far so good.  I can really feel all my muscles getting used to all this activity, it's not that I didn't exercise before, but I think I am using my body differently.

Anyhoo, I am off to the Australian Open tomorrow with Clare, to watch some great tennis and try and pick up some nifty tricks for my own game! Haha... should be a good day out.

Have a great day! See you soon.


  1. Those squares are very pretty indeed and I love your colours. Can't wait to see the finished article. You lucky duck getting to the Open - I hear our Andy (Murray)did very well in his first round...hope against hope that this is his finest hour!

  2. Oh, this is a very pretty pattern indeed! I'd love to see the progress!

  3. Ooooh, interesting pattern! I've been looking for a 'solid granny' pattern; this just might be it! :)

  4. Love the pattern, so unusual......will have to try it, maybe for a cushion.
    Good luck with the keep fit, i'm trying to keep it up also....nt to good though :(
    Karen x

  5. Ooh I like that pattern, yes I like the solid granny too! Enjoy the tennis. The Aus Open has always been on my to do list but being a teacher in Brissie it always clashes with back to work!
    Enjoy :)

  6. Really terrific granny's. Have fun watching some amazing tennis. Have a great day,

  7. Your new squares are great and they will make a delightful blanket. I always leave your blog so's such a cheerful place to be!

  8. Your squares are lovely love the raised bit of them in the middle. Its great fun watching them all grow ;-)) Enjoy the tennis. dee x

  9. Your new squares are really pretty, what a lovely unusual design. I can't wait to see them made up into a blanket! :-)

    Is there any way that you would be able tell me how you changed your layout? I'm desperate to be able to post bigger photo's on my blog, but I just can't figure out what it is I need to do!

    Ashley xxx

  10. they look lovely! I wish I could crochet a little better and make them! At least I have a goal to aim for!

  11. Hey Jules, love the granny square, puffy centres 'n all..........

    Congrats on figuring out the photo issue........always good when you solve a problem. One down, one to go eh!!

    Enjoy the tennis, seems like Melbs. is a few degrees cooler than up here at the moment.

    Enjoy the hols and your weekend,

    Claire :}

  12. I love your squares and it would be lovely to have you joining in with One a Day. I hope you enjoy the tennis :)

  13. Ooooh I much prefer your colours to Debbie's...I had seen Debbie pattern before and dismissed it but now I've seen this.....

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  16. love those aquares.
    my mum is still laughing about the bags (yes, plural!!) that i'm knitting. just love that jane b book :)

  17. I love the puffiness of these really thinking bout this being my next project throw/blanket. I just love the colors you use they are always so bright and cheery!!


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