I'm trying to keep busy, I've been doing a lot of cooking for the freezer, baking bread and cakes. Been crocheting a lot too. The blanket I've been doing for the single spare room has been put on hold temporarily....I'm running out of some of the colours, which is a nuisance as I thought I'd got enough. After a quick calculation I think I'll need another 2, possibly 3 balls. In the meantime, I've started another blanket, a double size one for our bed, as I fancied a change from the granny square one we have. I'm doing it in V-stitch and using chunky wool, which I have quite a lot of, it's in 4 wide bands of royal blue, magenta, purple and pink, with a row of cream in between each one:-
Again, apologies for the poor quality of the photo - the magenta and pink look very similar in the photo but they're actually not. I love how this is hooking up, I think it's my favourite so far of all the blankets and throws I've made.
I can't use my ordinary straight metal or plastic hooks anymore, I can't seem to hold them properly and get terrible cramp. So some months ago I splashed out on a set of hooks with chunky rubber grips, in sizes 2 to 6.....got them at a reasonable price on ebay. They are fabulous, really comfortable to hold and work with. Last week I bought another set of 4 in large sizes.....they're a different make with slightly different grips, but just as comfortable:-
I'm using a size 7 for this chunky blanket, it's growing satisfyingly quickly.
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