Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Monday, 30 November 2009

Xmas granny stars

It would seem as long as it's granny based I can make things other than squares! I saw this on Attic 24's blog and I'm quite proud to say I manage to recreate it without a pattern (apart from only doing 3 dc for the outside when it should be 4 dc) but hey it worked well. Oh and then I found the pattern! Typical.

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Thursday, 12 November 2009

What the grannies are for

In my tiny window of half an hour i.e my lunch break at work, I've been putting together some of the completed squares! I am really excited, it looks so much better than I expected, but I know when I finish this row I'm going to have to go back and make more granny sqaures because they're not all finished! Here is a sneak preview

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Red granny squares, all done

Red Granny Squares completed

Finally, after months (this has been going on since April 09) all the red squares are done! Now only another 5 lots of 54 to go…

Granny Squares

Reds

Granny Squares

Saturday, 31 October 2009

Making and Baking

We had a bit of a joke party at work recently to “celebrate” a year of a new database we use; highly exciting but an excuse for cake!



It’s halloween tomorrow so another excuse for cake and office decorating! Our office is an ex old-peoples home so it really didn’t take a lot of effort.

This is my costume for tomorrow, thank goodness for old primark jumpers and felt!



Wednesday, 21 October 2009

The garden centre


Hulme Community Garden Centre


It’s taken two years but I finally visited the Hulme Community Garden Centre and I regret not going sooner because it’s really lovely. It’s run as a not for profit centre and as well as being a garden centre it’s a community space for people to come and garden which is great for local children.


Hulme Community Garden Centre

My favourite area is pot rescue, there are probably hundreds of plastic pots, tubs, containers and troughs given away for nothing and there’s a neat little roof garden which shows what you can do with not a lot of space.


Hulme Community Garden Centre

I came away with a lot of bulbs for next spring, costing something crazy like 10/15p per bulb – bargain!


Hulme Community Garden Centre

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

September Granny Squares

With the help of Chorlton Knits and inspiration from the blogs I’ve been reading and endless blankets I come back with from Oxfam at festivals, I’ve been crocheting squares to make my own granny blanket. I made loads in a variety of colours but it just wasn’t working, so I’ve cut down from 10 to just 6 which is much better. It’s going to be 18×18 so will take a while but here’s how its shaping up so far!

When I hadn't finished many
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