One of the nice things about living in the temperate zone of the world is that we are forced to change what we do in a day with the seasons. It was 5°F when I woke up this morning with below zero wind chills. The temperature dropped about 25 degrees from the day before. During the night, we heard the rafters contracting in booms–as if someone had knocked over a big piece of furniture. Crazy swings in temperature are just part of what makes living in Wisconsin interesting!
Lately, I’ve been spending my time putting away Christmas decorations, organizing the house, working in the business, and crocheting. I have a lot of yarn scraps and decided to start making things out of granny squares of different types. I love the bright, earthy, cozy homemade nature of the multicolored squares. I feel warmer just looking at them and the colors add light to the dreary midwinter.
I found this pattern in a link to the Youtube channel Fiber Flux—Holiday Crochetathon. It is a series of videos that show you how to crochet, assemble, and finish a blanket, but the technique has many applications.
I’ve been having a lot of fun making runners and coasters out of scrap yarn and this hex granny pattern. You can use the simple technique for joining the pieces on any granny-type unit–as I did with granny squares for kitty blankets and this runner for my bedside table.
Dig around in your stash of yarn and put some of those odds and ends to good use! Begonia