Hello, my dears!
I'm thinking I might dip my toe back into the crochet waters with the lovely granny stripes blanket that the wonderful Lucy is cooking up over on her blog. It may or may not actually be easier than a traditional granny square blanket, but it looks so much simpler, and that's enough for me. Pickles also has a lovely pattern that was posted just the day after Lucy chatted about hers:
If you take a look at the last pic on Lucy's post, you will see why I kind of like hers just a bit better. She used two rows of the same color, creating a zig-zaggy effect that I like very much, like this lovely one she found on flickr:
I can't wait for her to post her pattern, because I think I just might go for it...With lots of bright colors, of course, all rainbow-y, in a lovely cotton yarn.
What say you?! Do you prefer the stripes or the squares? Somehow, I think stripes are more "summery" than squares. Maybe?
So, anyway, the shopping list for the weekend reads as follows: lots and lots of origami paper, a few starter skeins of cotton yarn (any recommendations?), large amounts of chocolate, preferably baked into brownie form, and wine, red. Oh, yes, please!
Hoping your weekend is lovely in all ways...Cheers!