I went and did a refresher lesson to do my first square and ordered all the wool and then once the little square was done using three different colours I thought that is was not going to be very relaxing as the square was about 6 cms and I would be forever changing colours and starting a new square. I wanted my first project something that I could just sit and crochet. I thought about doing the Granny Square however I didn't want to end up with a square blanket and then I saw a post from A Gluttonous Wife and thought that's it, the Granny Square stitch only in a straight row. Thanks for the inspiration and this one got me started.
I went back to the Yarn Shop for a quick refresher on the stitch after the chain ie the next row and the turning and starting a new row properly and I was determined to start this blanket which I did last Saturday. I actually used these instructions from Maybe Matilda which I found great. I did crochet as a teenager so I wasn't completely new to it but it has been many years since I was a teenager and just need a little help on starting. I haven't got a pattern in mind except for using about 6-8 different colours I bought. I'm working with 7 rows of one colour followed by 3 rows of another and then 7 rows of another colour and then 3 of another and repeat. It's going to be a TV blanket but I'm so excited after a nearly a year to get this going and it's quite relaxing sitting in front of the TV watching River Cottage doing some crochet. Here's where I'm up to at the moment.