The paperwhite narcissi have just started to flower and the hyacinths and Tete a Tete daffs are not far behind.
Trouble with paperwhites is that they flop all over the place, so I'm hoping that the twiggy nonsense I've stuck in with them will keep them a bit more upright.
The stripy blanket is growing; when I started this I was just randomly crocheting stripes, but now I've got to the middle I have a plan and hope to finish it soon.
However, over the last week I've taken a little break from it and have been trying out some different grannies (the woolly kind, not the sweet little old lady kind). I fancy doing something with flowers, so had a go at one of the squares from Nicki Trench's Cute & Easy Crochet with Flowers, it was easier than I expected and now I can feel a 'Gypsy Queen Throw' in all its summery-looking loveliness coming on.
I have mixed feelings about the others. I quite like the circle-in-square or circle-in-hexagon as in the two on the left. These are both from Susan Pinner's Granny Squares. The two on the right are from Jan Eaton's 200 Crochet Blocks for Blankets, Throws and Afghans and I haven't done them justice at all (you can see what they should look like on pages 53 and 57). The one bottom right went decidedly frilly, which is a shame because the central circle looked lovely and then when I crocheted the square round the outside of it, it seemed to go horribly wrong. I might have another go, changing the way the square is formed around the circle.
Wishing everyone a happy and creative new year; a little late I know, it took me a while to get going - probably the chocolate, I think I ate record amounts of it over Christmas!