I do get there in the end. . .

The granny square shrug is finished.  The colours look a bit washed out here but I am delighted with the finished product.

It will look much nicer on my daughter than it does lying on the floor!

I finished this little neck scarf that I started a while back.  It had been put to one side. I think it is called an Ascot Scarf.  It is toddler sized.

My elder daughter asked me to knit it for my granddaughter.I have also been doing some Christmas craft. This is a little bag that I started last Christmas and have finally got around to finishing it in time for this Christmas!

I have also managed to finally finish my cardigan!

A granny square shrug in cotton

I mentioned in a previous post that I had purchased some cotton for a project for my elder daughter.  The cotton that I purchased was for this Granny square shrug.

The shrug is from the pattern book 228 “Crochet Modern Vintage”  – 15 designs for women in Panda Cotton Blend 8ply.  It is difficult to see the detail of the main body of the shrug as it is in black but it is done in treble stitch in clusters of three.

I am still staggered at the price of pattern books but at least with this one there are a few of the items that would be worth crocheting.  I like the slippers, rather unusual.  I would love to be able to create patterns.  I can adapt patterns but don’t have the know-how to create an original.  I suppose that is why patterns cost what they do.

Before I start on the shrug I need to finish the cardigan I am knitting for myself.  I am at the sewing up stage so it will soon be finished then I will start on the new project.  I am actually doing a tension swatch for this pattern.  I don’t usually do one when knitting but as it is so long since I last did any crochet I thought I should do a tension square and it looks like it is a good thing that I did as I need to use a larger hook than the pattern specifies.