Monday, August 13, 2012

Oh no....another addiction!

After my last post, you may be wondering just what this new addiction of mine is. Well I can tell you that the new addiction is......



.......wait for it......




.....yes, some of you guessed correctly.....



......it's HOUSEWORK!





And in the words (or word) of Sheldon Cooper.... BAZINGA! 

Gotcha!


Haha, no it's definitely not housework, this is my new addiction....


Yarn! I can't get enough of it!  I decided to learn to crochet after seeing some wonderful crochet pieces on some of the blogs I follow. Thank heavens for YouTube videos as I really couldn't follow the instructions in the books that I borrowed from my local library! The peaches an blue yarn is going to be used for learning new techniques to make the different types of granny squares. (Pinterest has a lot to answer for!)

Anyway, this is what I have been busy making...



Good old-fashioned granny squares! Aren't the colours gorgeous? Only about another 150 to go till I have enough for a blanket! 

So, my plan is to crochet at least one granny square per night as well as doing some cross stitching. Unfortunately the nights are just not long enough for me to be able to accomplish everything that I want to....anyone else have that same problem? ;)

So, until next time, when there will be some cross stitching to show you...happy stitching!

Rhona

12 comments:

Mangogirl said...

Ooo such pretty colours I like your new addiction.

Mouse said...

heheheh ... now they should keep you out of mischief and warm in the winter nights when on your lap :)
lovely colours you have chosen .. not done any in years and think I sorta remember how it is done ?
have a fab stitchy week :) love mouse xxxxx

Debbie D (Padster) said...

Lovely colours - good luck with time stretching - if you find the secret of getting more craft time please share it lol!
xx

Valma said...

starting to read your post I said 'no, no, noooo...she can't have fallen into the dark side of the force' =D
Congrats for your new addiction =) you're gifted and did great squares !
I have to do just like you, when I see all the beautiful pieces girls are making I wish I could crochet too
have to go on youtube and pinterest =)
happy crafting
have a great week
big hugs
xxx

Pull the other thread said...

Beautiful crocheting. I had the same problem, couldn't follow instructions in books, my sister figured it out then showed me how to do it. I think everyone has the problem of needing to stretching the evenings.

cucki said...

wow such lovely colors..i love the cute squares so much.
hugs x

Lija said...

They are beautiful! I had a crochet bug a year or so ago ... decided it was time to learn (I am pretty good with knitting, but never tried my hand at the hook beyond the chains - one can do chain stitch in different colours then glue to cardboard to get a picture, one can even incorporate beads). It was about 130-140 flowers that I have created for a top. And now they are packed away somewhere ready to be made up. There is not enough time and that's a fact. I'm dreading the end of summer and for other commitments (apart from my part time job) to zoom into my life and stop me spending so much time on stitching. Good luck with crochet!

tadamama said...

Good luck with crochet! I tried once and just could never get the hang of it...your squares look great though!

Hippywitch said...

Ooo lovely colours of granny squares! Welcome to the crochet addiction, it will keep a death grip on you for ever now :-)

The yarn stash will take over the house.......

Lori xxx

The Michelle Show said...

Very cool!

Angela Cruz-garcia said...

I know where you are coming from with the multiple addictions. For the last couple of years it has been crocheting but I have recently started cross stitching again. I like to use my crocheting as a backup when I am too tired to make all my little X's. I can't seem to pass up all that pretty yarn. Love the progress you made

Helen said...

Welcome to the yarn addicts club! Love the colors you have picked, noone would know those were your first granny squares! If you ever find a way to stretch time please let me know, it is my only hope of completing everything on my "to make" lists! Have fun with your yarn,
Helen