"Buttons and patches and the cold wind blowing,
The days pass quickly when I am sewing"
~Author Unknown

Friday, January 14, 2011

I'm hooked!

On crochet that is! I am surprised that I like doing it as much as I do. I just do not know how to delegate my time to be able to crochet, stitch, quilt and make lace. Anybody know where I could buy a few extra pair of hands and perhaps a couple of extra hours a day while I am at it???

I have put together the granny square I have made up to now. I am going to make this into an afghan we can use while laying on the couch. I use my afghans and quilts often on the couch due to my health. I am making this 10 squares wide which means I have about another100 squares at least to go...

My squares look so plain after looking in my new book. This just arrived in the mail and it is a fabulous book. Many of the projects have a patchwork feel to them so they will satisfy the quilter in me too.

Have a wonderful weekend! I will have a finish to share at the end of it. *grins*

24 comments:

mainely stitching said...

Gorgeous, Heidi! I don't think they are plain. :D

Kathy said...

I love the colors in your granny squares. And can't wait to see it finished.

anneke said...

I knew it! these grannysquares are so addictive! maybe I should think about another one too..

Cindy's Stitching said...

It's hard to pick what hobby to work one. I like the cat finish a lot. The granny squares will be fun.

Maggie said...

I don't think your afgan in the making looks dull at all, it's lovely!

I would love to have a go at crochet, but like you i don't think i would find enough hours in the day! My mothers friend has offered to teach me, i've just got to get around to going to her house one night, now i've seen your granny squares i might make the effort next week :-)

Kaaren said...

Well, Heidi, if you ever find the answer to your dilemma, please share it. I'm sure we'd all love to know how to make more time to fit in all that we love to do. I'm sure that the person who coined the phrase, "There aren't enough hours in a day" was probably a quilter, stitcher, crotcheter, knitter and hooker. *wink*

Your afghan is looking wonderful.

onlymehere said...

Heidi, you're so multitalented with your hands! I had my (at the time future) mother-in-law teach me how to make an afghan. I made a couple but my hands cramp so bad holding the crochet hook. Now I just buy the yarn and she makes me afghans! She's made one for every grandchild when they get married and they're treasured for sure. You go girl with you new hobby! I love how creative you are. :)

Nancy said...

You are doing a great job. Too bad the little Amish Doll had to give up his patches while he was laying on the doll couch. LOL
Don't worry about what is in the book. You started on just the right squares. A step at a time.
I'm glad you listened and sew as you go. I know it is daunting to have them all to sew at the end. I learned that the hard way.
You can make them into sweaters, ponchos and purses too you know.
Have fun..
Love you, Mom

Susan in SC said...

You are doing a wonderful job! I can't wait to see it finished. I have been crocheting heart for a heart garland.

faerieeva said...

I just finished my own crochet project: a lace weight crochet shawl. How about crochet lace to combine two hobbies and save time?

Deborah said...

Love the granny squares. It will be a beautiful blanket.

Christine said...

I love your crochet squares, and the book looks wonderful. I am determined, 2011 is the year I will learn to crochet

Barb said...

Talented woman you are!I bought that book earlier in the year some lovely colours andpatterns in there. I did a little but wrists do not like it so all put away in the dusty cupboard. Shame as I do like it.
Cannot bead either no is that a hobby for you to try lol.
Put pic of Winter comes Gently on the blog if you would like a look.
Hugs

Hazel said...

Brilliant Heidi! I have that book too. Bear in mind that it uses UK crochet terms. x

Saskia said...

I love one set of colors for the GS.
It's not plain at all!
SO, what else can we make you hooked on??

Pondside said...

I haven't crocheted for years - but have recently found myself eying my old pattern books....

Jenny said...

Your granny squares are truely lovely and not plain at all...your family will treasure it because it was made by you. I think it is great that you sew as you go...your mom is right... I waited to the end to sew up all the squares in my dad's afghan and it is rather daunting....next time I will know better....grins... have a great weekend...hugs

Mary said...

I think the colors are just lovely! The squares are fun to work and seem to go pretty fast! And, it's a good idea to stitch together as you go.

Willy said...

Het is wel een heerlijk werkje dat haken. Een mooi nieuw boek is wel heel gevaarlijk.
Haakze!
Fijne zondag, groetjes

Susan in SC said...

I finished another one of your sweet Christmas ornaments! I hope you have time to check it out on my blog. http://mycottagelife.blogspot.com/

Purrs,
Susan in SC

DonnaTN said...

I enjoy crochet. It is soothing when you get a rhythm going. There are lots of crochet blog entries out there with lots of free patterns. My favorite is http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog
I hope you enjoy it if you take a look.

Ingrid said...

Hè Heidi jij ook verslingerd aan het haken, wat ontzettend leuk. Vorig jaar maakte ik ook een 'Granny square blanket', zo leuk om te doen. Nou ik hou je vorderingen in de gaten hoor.
Liefs, Ingrid.

Sonja said...

Great you discovered crochetingIt is so relaxing to do. If you have made the first start, the next squares are so easy and it can give the brains peaceful moment

KathyEllen said...

Your Granny Squares are lovely, and the colours are beautiful. They will make a wonderful "quilt"! Yes, if only we could add more hours to each day to satisfy the longing in our souls for more time to stitch and sew!