Here are the first two squares joined:
Lucy and you surround yourself with beautiful bright colours ;-) ). I understood why I had to only work through the outside part of the 'V' of each stitch, but sometimes I had trouble finding them, and in places I think I might have either gone into the same stitch twice, or missed one out completely. Another problem I had, which was entirely of my own making of course, is that when I was tying in the loose ends of brown on each square, I was threading them through the outermost stitches, because that seemed to be the easiest thing to do. I only did it on the first few, before realising that it might lead to problems later on, which it did as it made the stitches a bit messy, and harder to define if that makes sense.
Anyway, I perservered, and finished it last night. Here it is, laid over the intended cushion just to get an idea of what it's going to look like:
So, I'm kind of on the home straight with the cushion cover now. I finished the squares last week, but didn't want to join them until yesterday (when I could devote a few hours to it), so in the meantime I started working on 'the other side'. It's going to be a big granny square in the same colours, 6 rounds of each with 1 round of brown in between them, and if that's not big enough I'll just keep going with the brown until it is. I also have to figure out how to do the button closure part of it, but I've found a tutorial on another blog which I think I might try and use.
I thought Mischief had decided my new knitting bag wasn't worthy of his attention, but apparently not, because he got in it this afternoon, despite it having the cushion cover folded up inside it too:
So I think that's about it on the crochet news.
It was my mum's birthday a couple of days ago. I bought her some of her favourite perfume, and a few 'pampering' bits and pieces, and she informed me today that she spent about 4 hours yesterday doing just that, pampering herself! I'm glad she was pleased with her pressies. Maybe one day I'll be able to give her a 'hand-made' present?
Just before I go, if you're reading this and you are a Blogger user yourself, can you tell me if you have any problems writing your posts? When I hit the 'enter/return' key, the cursor sometimes jumps back up to the beginning of the paragraph, rather than moving down a line. I don't know if it's a problem at their end, or if my keyboard is faulty?! God, I hope not. I'm going to check the Help pages to see if I can find anything, but if you've noticed something similar could you let me know I'm not alone please? Thanks!!