Wednesday, 22 October 2008

from one granny to another.............

You can blame lovely Lucy over at Attic24 for this one. She's been asking for a photo of my granny squares, so here goes, (drum roll please.............)

What do you think? I'm up to 14 squares, averaging about 1 1/2 a night, and I think I may be becoming a bit addicted. My friend Liz and I are becoming total crochet bores and every time we see each other we compare notes and often squares, in fact she even has photos of hers! Our other friends just roll their eyes in despair whenever the subject comes up. Last night Ian was away and I shuffled off to bed with a hot water bottle, my wool, hook and the radio and for two hours I was in total bliss, real champagne lifestyle I lead, eh!

Similarly to Lucy, twice a year I treat myself to a haircut, normally once the grey hairs outnumber the brown and I can't get a brush through it. My hairdresser Ian is a miracle worker and did this to me today, ta dah.................



....................not entirely sure what the mad staring eyes are all about but flip, it's so hard taking a self portrait, my arms aren't long enough, unless you want to see the inside of my nostrils (no, though not) so I had to resort to the mirror and totally confused myself with which way to look. If I was rich I would have someone to style my hair daily, I don't think my "wash it and leave it" efforts really cut the ice but twice a year Ian makes me look vaguely pretty, or as Jack put it "like you did when you were young"!!
I'll finish with this, no relevance to anything really but look at the colour, imagine how good they tasted!


30 comments:

MelMel said...

Your so pretty!

Your squares are coming on a treat!
The blanket will be cosy and beautiful.......so how many sqaures have you got left to do?
xx

Sal said...

They are gorgeous squares.I never get tired of seeing lovely crochet.
;-)

Lavender hearts said...

You look gorgeous, very Kate Beckinsale! :-)

Hen said...

Oh, I have serious granny squares envy. I started a crochet class a few weeks ago and have just mastered trebles. My aim is to produce granny squares, could take me a while but i'll be happy ot warble on about them once I do!

Hair looks great. I'm an infrequent visitor to the hairdresser too!

Hen x

SWEET MARY said...

Love those granny squares - my mum recently passed a granny square blanket on to me - it sits on the end of our bed and the cat sits on top!

Knitty, Vintage and Rosy said...

Your hair looks gorgeous. Very glam, I must say.

About the grannys, they look fantastic. My family used to complain when I would watch Nanny McPhee over and over again, and pause it to see the granny square colours. We all have these little quirks, yes?

Lisa
Knitty, Vintage and Rosy

Curlew Country said...

Beautiful picture and smashing hair do. Long, long hair and a few highlights keep me away from the hairresser apart from a couple of times a year - brill for the credit crunch!
Wish I could crochet, maybe I'll learn one day, you and Lucy have inspired me.
Have a lovely weekend.
Stephx

Gill at Lucy Locket said...

Some people just don't get this whole Granny square thing do they! Your blanket is coming on, I've nearly finished mine, it's only taken over a year :)
You look fabulous BTW, love the hair.

serendipitylovesnewyork said...

Hey looking good, your very pretty. I love your hair, I actually got my hair cut last September, how embarrasing, it's permenantly in a pony tail at the mo desperate for a cut!!
Your granny squares are cute, Lucy does fab ones too!
Claire x

welshpurpletree said...

Your squares look fab, it might have inspired me to find a crochet hook and wool. My trouble is a don't know how to start or finish, my mum always has to do it. Think she might get fed up if I start doing squares.

Lesley (Notesfrommydays) said...

fab granny squares i know im going to be addicted too! i thought the same as lavender hearts - very kate!! your very pretty :-)
chopping at my own hair isnt a good idea is it? really must book an appointment !
Lesley x

serendipitylovesnewyork said...

Him there is a little award waiting for you at my blog...claire xx

serendipitylovesnewyork said...

That should be Hi not Him...lol...xx

kelly said...

I think I must book up an appt. with Ian. Your hair looks beautiful as do you! The granny squares are gorgeous too, I can see why you would get addicted!

funkymonkey said...

Fab granny sqaures. I go to the hairdresser every six weeks but I don't look as gorgeous as you. (I'm sure thats not his fault by the way!)

French Knots said...

Crochet is next on my list of things to learn, this year has been knitting and next year it'll be crochet.
Great colour combinations in your granny squares. And fab hair too!

kathy said...

Wow, you look gorgeous! Seriously like your hair. V. jealous that you can crochet ... my mum has tried to teach me soooo many times but alas, nope can do! Kathyx

Andrea said...

Excellant squares!! I bought the Dummies guide to Crochet but between blogging and Country Living magazine I just have not got around to it!! Hair looks lovely! x

Daisy Steiner said...

OOooh you are gorgeous (not at all jealous ;) )
The crochet squares look fab.

clairey said...

You look gorgeous Julia!

I so wish I was creative.

prettyshabby said...

ooh isn't it weird when you see someone for the first time! a face to the name..hello! I had imagined you with short hair for some reason..you are a bit of a scrummy yummy mummy..lovely hair cut Julia, I am in dire need of a new 'do', In my head I think I'm Trinny but in reality I'm more Jabba (as in 'the hut' lol
Well done with the granny squares,I cant get the first loop let alone a square! I love the green you've used,its a really lovely shade x

claire said...

ooo yes you are very pretty and nice hair cut. all bouncey and nice. You take a good picture of yourself, in the one on my last post, I look like Quasimodo as I had to bend over to get in the frame.

carolyn said...

I need your hairdresser!

Attic24 said...

Oh just look how damn pretty you are, looking all gorgeous and Yummy-mummy indeed!
And oh your Grannies are just perfect, I love the colours you are using.
Its going to be wonderful tghe more squares you do the more you can visualise the future blankety goodness you are creating. Go Grannies!
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Cowboys and Custard said...

A fine looking lass you are Julia and so good to put a face to your name..

Now I will have to take your photo to the hairdresser next time I go and and ask for your haircut!

Love
Michelex

Angel Jem said...

The hair cut looks good.

Miss Smith said...

Ooooh I love a good granny square, me. Those are very pretty colours in them thar squares.

Amy said...

Love the hair style on you.

Asma said...

you look beautiful :)

imen said...

lovely haircut :) you're beautiful, and so is your work ;)