Sunday, May 10, 2009

Granny Square Bliss

A few months ago, I posted about making granny squares with left over tweed yarns. I finished the blanket a couple weeks ago for my oldest daughter's birthday.

I love the texture. I crocheted with double strands throughout. This made it a much faster project. I used left over tweed yarns from Jo Sharp, and Rowan, as well as a few other odds and ends.
I really loved making the vibrantly colored squares. To unify them, I picked a natural, undyed wool. I found that this was the best choice as it married itself beautifully with any square.

I love the boldness of the blanket,and in fact I love it so much that I have already started a new one. This one will be for my son's birthday which is on Wednesday...

Happy Mother's Day

I will start this post by wishing you all a Happy Mother's Day.
This week's SockPixie Collection has a very Mother's Day feel to it, as all the colorways were inspired by my favorite vintage hankies from the 50's, state hankies.
The colors are so fresh, they look like rays of sunshine! It was so hard to pick which ones to create, I could not stop making new colors, and I ended up with 8 luscious colorways. Here are 2 of them, California and Washington.

This week I also made a little Mother's Day gift that will go in each one of your packages, a little sewing needle case.

I had so much fun making these for you, choosing the felt colors, combining them, trimming them with pinking sheers, and most of all embroidering the little daisies.

Happy Mother's Day!