My lovely girls bought me the Rowan Crochet Workshop for xmas and I have finally learnt to crochet properly while away in Sussex at New Year in front of a log burning stove....heaven! I can really recommend this book it is clear inspiring and spiral bound so it stays open! I progressed from coasters to a scarf and then these flowers which I never thought I would be able to do but look! I did! The wools I have ordered are to make a pieced blanket from small hexagons.
Everything is ready and waiting for this evening.
I also have to mention a great blog about crochet Attic24 It is so inspiring and Lucy the author uses fantastic photography to bring her home and craft to life. She also includes some free how to's,which are wonderful. There you can see one of the inspirations behind my blanket project, the other being the crochet blanket made by my Granny which currently lives with my Mum and comforts chilly grandchildren.