Big Sis had learnt to make granny squares and I helped her along to make a pile. There was no ending planned for this project. Then she suggested in her seven year old naive voice...
"I want to make my baby blanket from Auntie Di bigger now that I am bigger so I can use the tassels to tie on the squares can't I?" Awww. You can't stop a creative mind, it was an idea though even if it lacked knowledge. Now is the time I need to show this girl how to join squares together I thought.
Last weekend, in a flurry of activity, she measured along each side to see if she had enough. She took time to think about which colours to put next to each other. She was quite particular about that.
I taught her how to join squares with double crochet. Look at that concentration along with her own hold which she worked out herself. It is not the way I crochet. She pulls the ball yarn under her index finger to get tension.
We have all been enjoying crafting this month with the Summer being a bit of a non-starter. Little M is busy on a piece of Binca making her name and a heart in crazy yarn colours.
So here it is, I mean I wouldn't choose it myself but I love that she thinks she has made a blanket and that it was all her own idea.
Next she says she wants to add flowers to it so I will teach her some simple blossoms over Summer. I have a feeling this blanket will grow and grow just like my creative thinking girl.
Bit teary now. Jo xxx