Well, I wasn't going to post today, but after Lucy's kind comments I dug out some of my finished crochet to show you.
I first picked up a crochet hook a couple of years ago after my youngest daughter went off to uni and I was looking for something to occupy myself. I came across Lucy's blog and was "hooked". It was over 30 years since I'd made a lacy doily thing as a teenager, but after a trip to the local wool shop I picked it up again easily. I went for Rowan Pure Wool DK as it's washable and comes in loads of bright colours.
My first one; a simple Granny square effort, joined in blocks of 4. I've since found out how to do the clusters on the borders where the squares join, but as it's not a very big blanket I'm going to leave it as it is.
The next two are similar. I think I used too many colours in these, just experimenting with all the different ones I could find.
This one isn't finished yet. It needs a border, maybe white or cream?
Finally my favourite. This one was done while stuck at home with a broken ankle and I really love it. I treated myself to some new wool in prettier colours. Sublime extra fine merino; Artesano superwash merino and Debbie Bliss rialto mainly. Also "geranium" in the Rowan. "Dolly mixture" colours maybe! These are more "me" and I'm going to stick with similar ones for my future projects. A couple of shades I've yet to track down are a pretty pale orange/peach and a nice pale leafy green.