It's *that* time of year again. The time of year when leaves are falling, the sky is grey for days on end, and fingers start to itch for knitting or crochet.
I have just purchased enough double knitting wool to make a blanket. This is *insanity* for me because I have no patience for long or overly ambitious projects. But I was seduced, seduced I tell you, by all of these lovely crochet afghans I've seen on the interweb. Look at this, and this, and this, and tell me you're not off to buy some wool and hook.
To temper the insanity I tried out a smaller project to see if I would tire of it quickly, or whether I could potter away at it for ages. Hence, I now introduce my granny square scarf.
I love this scarf. It's my perfect combination of winter colours, combined in a semi-kooky homemade fashion item that screams "I made it!" and "laugh if you will!". As well, it was the perfect holiday project because I needed only 5 balls of wool and a hook. No pattern to follow as it's just simple granny squares (trebles with two chains between sets) and I could do it while I looked out at the ocean over at Collingwood.
Here's the back:
here, but when I make the blanket (and I am going to make that blanket) I'm going to crochet in the ends (so much easier than sewing them in) and join the squares as I go (as shown here). And family, you should all be very afraid because when I'm done I'm planning to make a series of crochet cushion covers as gifts.