Empty. I did wash everything.
Now I officially may have some fun with my hooks... crocheting hexagon grannies for a little blanket.
For some time I thought I was through with granny blankets... making my apron (instead of a blanket) last year was pretty healing and I thought that was it. Well, time went on, granny mania broke out, me, sheep, went weak, wanted to have a blanket again... could suppress this urge for a while but was caught by surprise while watching Nanny McPhee with Dagny a couple of weeks ago... *gosh* those quilts and especially the granny square blanket!!! Has anybody seen them? They are fabulous. Especially those granny squares... I said that.
So this is how I came to eventually work on a granny square blanket. Kind of... it's hexagons, wanted to try something new.
I am following a pattern from this book, though I do not aim for my finished piece to resemble the one from the book in any way since I am using much more colour in order to deplete my stash and hopefully end up with something at least a little Nanny McPhee-ish.
It's pretty sure the blanket will look overly colourful which partly is due to grouping colours like these and declaring them as lime green in terms of the pattern. Or those which shall be coral orange in the course of the pattern. I did so because I really did not want to buy much yarn in addition to that I already had . About 200g more wool was needed but my stash already consisted of twice as much different colours than the blanket's pattern asked for... so I came up with these groups of colours. Sticking to the colour scheme of the pattern grants I will not run out of contrasting yarn half way through, which is a fairly good prospect.
One thing I just love about this blanket: The blocks are crocheted together while they are made - this way in the end there are only a gazillion of loose ends to be woven in (no sewing!) and that's something I don't mind.
And speaking of mind... this project feels a bit dull. The only challenge that it is offering me is to keep track of the different lime greens and oranges to alternate them evenly... after 31 blocks I made during the last seven days I feel like a crochet machine... hm, might be actual challenge... overcoming the discomforting cerebral emptiness of a mechanically crocheting entity...
Maybe I should pull the plug and do something else. Or head for the girls over at the Granny Along... they might feel just the same ;-)
Hope you all have a good week!
Edit: I have added new pictures of all 31 blocks here!