So, I couple of weeks ago I came across these lovely colours in my local wool shop, I knew what I wanted to do with them, as I had decided to give crochet a bash. I learned how to do Granny Squares about one hundred years ago, but have never done anything else since. So this is how we started.
I very carefully followed the instructions given by Lucy at Attic 24 and to my surprise actually ended up with something I was quite pleased with. I think that hooking is now going to be my yard hobby of choice as it all seems to come together a lot quicker than knitting. Certainly I can see myself hooking throughout the summer when it is too hot to be bothered with knitting, and it also seems to be a lot more portable and unobtrusive for hooking in public!!!
So, here it is my stripy Rainbow Brights Bag
Some close ups of the flowers
And the bit where I had some problems. The colour joining bits gape open a bit and seem to twist up around the bag. If anyone knows what I did wrong here, I'd love to know please.
I've also already started my next project, which is to be a small and oblong red, white and blue stripy bag for Girlie #1. To go with this summer's nautical look. She is so much more fashion conscious than me lol.