Lazy Creativity

I think I mentioned a few posts back that I already have three baby blankets to make this year. The count was already three by the time it was November! Best get busy with my hook!

I have finished baby blanket number one, for Jenny, who is due imminently (how exciting!), but I can’t post photos of that yet until I have posted it off. I may do this tomorrow, time is ticking on!

Today I can show you my progress on baby blanket number 2. This is for the baby with the latest due date out of the three, don’t ask me why I started this one first. Armed with my trusty box of Stylecraft I got out my hook and my notebook and got cracking. As you can see from the photo above, this is a Granny Stripe, which are superfast to whip up (Jacquie described Granny Striping as like running with your hook, a perfectly apt description in my opinion.).

Do you know what makes it even faster though? Cutting out any colour order choosing! That’s right, I am doing an exact copy of Lucy’s Granny Stripe blanket! I got out a notebook and opened up her ta-daah post and with a bit of squinting and close examination I have written out the order of each of her stripes. It makes it so easy to work on mine! I am quite a fast crocheter, but I am slow at colour choosing. I’m much faster if I plan my colours in advance (as I do for my ripple) but I am even faster when I am outright copying.

I have to say though, I am loving this easy ride crochet. My box of yarn is by my chair, the order of colours is already decided and I come home and add a couple of rows while reading some blogs and having a cup of tea, and then a couple more after our meal. Fab!

Instant gratification, low effort. Love it!

xxxx

17 thoughts on “Lazy Creativity

  1. Granny Stripe blankets are so very easy to work on ~ I love that Jacquie said it’s like running with a crochet hook ~ what a great thought! Despite the copying your blanket is looking fab! :O)xx

  2. Granny Stripe blankets are so very easy to work on ~ I love that Jacquie said it\’s like running with a crochet hook ~ what a great thought! Despite the copying your blanket is looking fab! :O)xx

  3. Love the colours you are using and yes granny stripes are really quick. I’m battling through the baby blankets as well and did think to do a granny stripe. I very well may copy yours!

  4. Sarah says:

    Great granny stripe!!! I love style craft yarn. About time crocheted a blanket for our house as any I have made have been given away.
    Have a good week.xx

  5. I am waiting on my first consignment of Stylecraft and would love to do a ripple but the granny stripe sounds a lot simpler! Like that it grows fast…can’t decide yet – so like the ripple look….not looking forward to the foundation row of course – will have to close myself in a quiet room and c*o*n*c*e*n*t*r*a*t*e big time. The colours of this one are still up in the air…..when I see the yarn all together I’ll decide – will do a swatch first to experiment. You are so quick at crocheting….I know it is addictive….my two throws are for next christmas so no pressure.

  6. It’s looking fabulous, there is nothing with a little laziness and allowing someone else’s inspire you to make what they have xox have a fabby rest of the week xox

  7. Nanita says:

    It’s beautiful, and granny striping really is like running with your hook, lol! I am very slow at colour choosing as well, and I’ve never planned colour sequences in advance, so a lot of time goes to putting balls of yarn next to each finished stripe/ripple and comparing. My boyfriend finds this hilarious, he says I look like a mad scientist on the verge of making the most important decision ever… ;-) xxxx

  8. Its so pretty – your friends (and their babies!) are so lucky! I know what you mean about having a project which you can complete almost mindlessly. I tend to have one of those on the go (usually a tapestry or corchet) and it is brilliant for the days when you want to make something but your brain isn’t up to full on creative thinking!!
    I didn’t realise granny stripes were much faster – maybe I’ll try that instead of a ripple then for my next blanket.
    Beautiful colours and pics as always Heather :o)

  9. Rosy Nancarrow says:

    Thats beautiful Heather. I always do white or cream for baby blankets, which is lovely, but I think the time has come for me to change and use brighter colours! I have been asked to do a baby baby blanket for a friends little girl (for her doll) so I think I will experient with colour and your (Lucy’s) Granny Stripe… here goes!
    Love Rosy x

  10. Hi Heather,
    I am Cyndy in California. Your work is just beautiful. Your tutorials really have helped me so much. The pics and arrows are great. How do you get so much done in a day?
    I am stuck. I want to do the Granny Stripe Afghan. I understand it except for the ends when you do two doubles one row and alternate with one. I feel like I don’t put a double where it should be two of them in the right place. I get about four inches done then start tearing apart. I am new at crochet. Maybe you can snap a pic sometime. I love lil tin bird! Thanks. Cyndy

  11. Hi Heather,
    I am Cyndy in California. Your work is just beautiful. Your tutorials really have helped me so much. The pics and arrows are great. How do you get so much done in a day?
    I am stuck. I want to do the Granny Stripe Afghan. I understand it except for the ends when you do two doubles one row and alternate with one. I feel like I don\’t put a double where it should be two of them in the right place. I get about four inches done then start tearing apart. I am new at crochet. Maybe you can snap a pic sometime. I love lil tin bird! Thanks. Cyndy

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