So sadly, my squares have taken time to develop, but just lately, as I have mastered a few of the basic stitches and don't have to concentrate quite as hard, I have been churning out some squares. Once again, they are less than perfect and this blanket isn't quite going to look like the one on the photo above but hey it will always be labelled as the "blanket I learnt to crochet with". I can see that due to tension issues etc I will have to crochet around a few squares to make them bigger as they have just ended up too small compared to a few that have grown to quite large proportions, but it will still be colourful nonetheless.
Here are my attempts at squares 3-16.....
Overall though I am quite enjoying my latest little hobby. I particularly enjoy the granny squares as they are so quick to make up and I can see fast progress. I enjoy the fact that crochet comes together so much faster than knitting, well for me at least lol. Knitting seems to be very slow going for me, but crochet seems to happen and grow fast and I see results much quicker.
Last weekend I also got some more little tunnels and hammocks made up for Mr10's pet rats. They had finally all but destroyed the ones that I made last year, so with some left over fleecy material I made up some more for them. They love them!!! While I had my sewing machine out I also recycled a pair of Mr10's old camo pants which had a huge hole in the knee and turned them into shorts. Of course because they had been sitting in his drawer so long before he bothered to tell me they had the hole in them, when I got him to try them on they no longer did up lol. Oh well my other Mr10 with Autism will be able to wear them as he is alot smaller in the waist. So they will be reused after all and I was left feeling quite proud of myself!!