After much deliberation over which type of crochet blanket I would make, I've decided on granny squares. I may be a little foolish taking on such a big project when I've only just learnt to crochet, but I figured I could take it slow and do it in my own time.
I've got seventeen different coloured yarns to work with and I want to make it completely random so I'm closing my eyes whilst I plunge my hand in to the bag of yarn to choose a colour. It's quite a challenge as I usually like to be in total control.
So far, I've made fourteen squares. I can't believe how easy they are to do once you get going. Why didn't I learn to crochet years ago? It's really relaxing to do whilst watching television, unlike knitting where I have to count stitches.
The only bit I'm not looking forward to is sewing it all up, though I know there's ways of crocheting the squares together, so I'll look in to that.