Thursday, 3 February 2011

A little peek..



I thought I would let you have a little peek into what I've been up to today.
With fear that my children may drown in a mountain of wool, I decided to try and use up some of my stash, so I took a bag full of discarded yarn to my knit and natter group today and spent two enjoyable hours making granny squares.


These will be making their way over to Sarah and her Crochet a Rainbow  donation, there is a link in my side bar if you fancy joining in, definitely a worth while cause, my thoughts are with those over in Australia who are suffering at the moment.

With my bag almost empty, would it really hurt to replace it with some much needed cotton??
No, I thought not.
I was so excited to find this morning that my LYS had started stocking Rico creative and in every single colour!!!
Would you like a peek in my bag?


another little look?...


Don't worry this little stash will be of no harm to my children as it will be neatly put away...for now.

Speak soon Jacey xx

24 comments:

Wendy said...

Come on, spill... where's the LYS?
The colours of the grannies are so lovely. It's making me rethink the granny square blanket I'm making - might have to refashion the squares I've made into something else and start again.

Ruth said...

Lovely coloured squares! It's a great cause too!

Yarn, needles and a cup of coffee... said...

Hi Jacey! That cotton yarn looks really nice, I just had a look online,I might get some too,not that I need any more yarn... I haven't heard of this one before. Is this the one you made the hats and booties from?
Kx

Catherine said...

I love your new stash. Beautiful colors. Thanks for letting us know about the Crochet a Rainbow project.

LaaLaa said...

Oooh, lovely colours, Jacey! xx

PaisleyJade said...

Drooling over your yarn here!!

Christals Creations said...

love it. . . i'm always accidentally buying stuff.
Parcel posted today.
:o)

Teacups and Tiskets said...

The Sarah London project is a great idea, Im working on my squares at the mo'.

What sort of yarn did you use?

cheers
Fi

'Joyce' said...

ohhhhh Jacey, your squares are just lovely. I have signed up but yet to get the hook out. Currently madly making cards and doing up gift packs for our street party auction which is tomorrow to raise money for a school in QLD which recently suffered from the floods.
As for your new stash, *swoon* for joy. Just look at those colours, oh I cannot wait to see what you are going to create with them. *sigh* they are beautiful. I am eyeing that lovely watermelon and avocado on the bottom left there. hhmmmmm such sweetness.

Sarah.Crochet said...

Beautiful squares and beautiful cotton! I love my cotton too... I dont play with it as much as I would like though.

Aisyah Helga said...

The squares are lovely and I love those yarns! Lucky you! Somehow, even if we had mountains of yarns, they're just still not enough :p

Donna ~ Love.Hope.Craft said...

I've been waiting for my Rico to arrive from www for a few weeks now....Seeing your stash has just made me more impatient LOL
Love the Grannies, I find them so comforting to hook :0)
have a great weekend Jacey. x

The Flower Garden said...

I love the tones of the cotton yarn I wonder what they will become.
Jo x

Lucy said...

Wow you're productive, it takes me a whole hour just to do one square! And they're not as neat as that! Off to have a look at the crochet a rainbow link...

Terrie said...

Oooo yummy colours! I have been toying with getting some of this for agggggges - I've heard good things!

Frualbertsson said...

Ohh such lovely yarns!
Hugs
Susanne

Penelope said...

What beautiful photos of your newly acquired stash. I am just the same as soon as yarn gets used up its just an excise to buy more... I love those moments, just the anticipation of buying new colours and planning for new makes. Just beautiful xox

Hearthandmade said...

i love your colour combinations!

bekimarie said...

Oh my that wool ooks deicious, such gorgeous colours!

B xxx

Clara said...

Oh stop it....you are making me want some too. I'm still working on my stash and by the looks of things ti will be a while before I buy anything. Your grannies are just wonderful and the colors are so cozy looking.

Merri said...

Oh one of these days I'm going to start a granny square afghan for myself...maybe sooner than later!

Wonderful colors! Cheers!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Jacey, I still haven't managed a granny square. I can do about 3 rows of colors but then it goes wonky for some reason. I guess try and try again and maybe I will get it. The granny ripple is so easy. But I hate tying in the tails. And the baby blanket I just finished is far from perfect. I always forget which side is the right side. :/ Oh well! It's handmade and doesn't have to be perfect, right! Happy day to you! Love that wool. I just bought some new ones too even though I already have waaaaayyyy too much of the stuff. :) Best wishes, Tammy

Munir said...

These are really beautiful. I learned a lot today. I like crochet and I always limited my work to blankets, now I know I can do more.

Leah said...

I have just discovered your wonderful blog via i-crochet! What fabulous, fabulous crochet - I will be back for another visit as soon as I have put my small folk to bed!