Progress is slowly being made on the granny afghan.
I think I've actually done a further 6 rounds although it looks like the above are two entirely different blankets! The yarn (Patons Smoothie) is really difficult to photograph. It's got a lovely lustruous sheen and the blanket is in quite vibrant colours unlike the second picture. I took that this morning and yet it looks as though I have an entirely different WIP beside me as I write this.
That's more like it! There's still quite alot more length I need to stitch before it is completely perfect and then this winter you will find me curled up in it crocheting away. I am going to continue in afghan stitch for another 8 inches or so and then mix up the stitches a bit to create an interesting border.
This is what's delaying getting loads of crochet done. For years my dad would root in car boots and charity shops and buy annual upon annual, 'they'll be worth something one day,' he'd smile and then he'd add it to the pile. My mum's moving house though and was determined to clear the clutter so I now have the pleasure of housing them. The sample above is literally the tip of the iceberg. There must be 250 or so annuals in my shed at the moment and I am one by one researching their worth and listing them on ebay. The trouble is their worth is usually just 50p so I'm not sure how worthwhile this endeavour is going to be! Particularly as it is then to be split between myself and my sisters. Some of them are in really crappy condition as well. But maybe, just maybe there'll be a gem hidden in there somewhere. In the meantime I am thinking up other ways of using them and bunting is the way to go I think...
Any other ideas?
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