It was a back to basics weekend. A do lots of little chores you've been putting off for as long as you can weekend. Know what I mean?
A restock the underwear drawer weekend. (My own daughter, my own flesh and blood accused me of underwear theft. She said I was pinching her pants, nicking her knickers. We went and bought a lot more. And labelled them) A clean under the sofa weekend. A shore up the tower of magazines beside the bed weekend. Yep, I just restacked it. No need - yet - to do anything hasty with the recycling box.
And I also tackled the little pile of crocheted Granny Squares
The ones I've been ignoring in favour of giant, free ranging, easy big Granny blankets. It had to be done. Every time I looked at the kitchen sofa, with its cowboy cushions, I saw the spot where the new matching blanket...wasn't. Then I had a little whine to myself about the tediosity (probably a word, should be) of little squares and then - suddenly, right out of nowhere - I had the answer.
Little squares? Pshaw! (as I believe the cowboys used to say) to little squares. I'm going to turn 'em all big!
So I've started adding extra rounds to each one: bigger, better - and best of all - I won't need to start any new ones. Once my enlargement scheme is complete I'll have enough to cover every sticky mark the kitchen sofa has to offer. Result. Well, almost: it's still quite a large enlargement. I've got a bit to go yet.
Joking aside, it's been interesting watching how the character of each square changes with every round of new colour. I'm sure there's something to learn there for all of my makes.
I'm looking forward to doing some more later. For now, I'm off to pack up an envelope to take to the Post Office. There's a student slow cooker waiting for a delivery. Told you we were talking basic this week. Have a good one!
Last week Helena, Eileen T, Jane, Rachel B, Starnitesky, Deb, Ladkyis, Mel, Alison, S, Liz and Krafty Karen all gave us a wave. Go on, give them a wave back!