granny squares rule


I love granny squares. They’re so, well, square. Geeky, nerdy, 70s. Colourful, fun, adaptable. On Friday, in the interest of clearing out my yarn boxes, I gathered all the Northern Chunky I had and started making squares. I made 14 that day – couldn’t stop! Weekend was so busy that I didn’t get around to doing any more crochet until 9pm Sunday. So now there’s a few more to add to the pile. I’m still not sure what I’m going to make with them. I do have some granny square projects in my Ravelry queue for some inspiration.

If you know of any cool projects to make with joined up granny squares, feel free to leave me a comment!

One more, totally unconnected, photo – our new pressure cooker. Tai Chi Man has always had a pressure cooker. Probably the influence of his Swiss mother. When we met, I had to learn how to use one (trying to forget a disastrous experience in cookery class at school). There was one time in the early years of our marriage when I put some dried chestnuts into the pot with a little water, turned on the heat, left the kitchen and shut the door, and promptly forgot about it (I blame young motherhood). Later I realised that the pot had boiled dry and the base had warped and the layers had separated. Tai Chi Man was NOT impressed. However, over the last 19 years or so, I have been successfully using its replacement on a regular basis. However Tai Chi Man had a hankering for a new pressure cooker, one with the type of valve that has the red rings on so there’s no doubt at what pressure you’re cooking your food. So he splurged (these things aren’t cheap).

We are now the proud owners of a Kuhn Rikon pressure cooker, which I believe came from somewhere in the region of Vancouver, so it shipped nice and fast.

I haven’t used it yet – it’s still sitting on the counter looking shiny and new!

After a wet week, we had some warm sunshine yesterday, and today is looking good too. Yay for summer.







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