Skein Passion

Luscious 'fioro' hand died merino-silk yarn skeins from The Yarn Bowl in the shades sepia rose, abalone and plum purple As Valentines day approaches sprinklings of pink hearts and cutesy romance sayings start popping up all over the place. Yarn sales are overflowing with red and pink colourways and patterns are dotted with love knots.  But I want to talk about Passion. That deep intense desire you experience when you touch that divine squishy yarn skein, you know the one I'm talking about, that skein that makes your heart sing. It's a magic colour, squishing it is like touching a cloud with the lustre of angels. The yarn of your dreams. Where were you when you had that experience the first time? In a specialty yarn store looking at the silk-alpaca blends? I'm willing to bet it wasn't, more likely it was at the discount store passing the bargain aisle and this little ball of fluff caught your eye and you sighed and squished it and wished you had the skill to turn

Edging Granny Squares

Have you been wondering what I did with those pink crochet granny squares?

granny squares stack

I kept making more until I had nine of each square style. I ended up making four different styles but had only made three when I took these pictures.

3 granny square variations

Making nine of each would mean I could join them into larger 3x3 squares.

3 x 3 squares

Once they were all finished I used a smaller crochet hook to secure all the loose ends. 

pulling the tails through

Then snipped off any excess.

snip the ends

I added a sweet little white edge to 2 sets of the squares. 

finish edging with the corner

It was very simple edging: single crochet, 3 chain, single crochet.

edged granny square

The edging really made a difference don't you think?



Next time I'll show you how the joining went. Do you have a favourite joining method?