I wasn't going to rely on the old fallback - scarves and throws. Honest I wasn't. And then I came across this old brochure that provided my crochet breakthrough. Before this I just couldn't get my head round it at all. It's very old, and I've no idea how it came to be in my knitting bag one day, but I'm so pleased it did:
And so a flick through the pages and I came across a very simple pattern for a blanket made from the easiest squares ever. And very addictive in the hooking too. First one:
Then lots more in this odd brown shade which has lingered in my bag for months or even years:
I just couldn't stop:
And so I am heading towards that thing I said I wouldn't do - turning my whole stash into one lovely cosy, crochet throw.
But if boredom doesn't set in (which it certainly hasn't yet 22 squares in) then I will hopefully have a lovely crochet work of art to keep us cosy in the caravan on the cold spring evenings.
So anyone else managing to resist the lure of the yarn shop so far this year?