Of course I woke up late and had to get my skates on to get to my first Brown Owls morning. Luckily it was a beautiful autumnal Sunday morning in Brisbane - so the trip in was a joy! I arrived to find a room filled with cool crafty types, sipping fairtrade coffee and discussing the merits of the various granny square instructions that were floating about. We had very cute name badges to wear and there were an assortment of scrumptious home baked goodies on offer - I didn't have time for breakfast so I had the most delightfully iced cupcake...simply yum!
I have to say that my first attempt at a granny square was not too clever, but frankly I was just enjoying the chatter about craft, market stalls, Etsy and blogging to really care that much about completing anything. After several attempts I worked out what I was supposed to be doing and then toddled off home to sit quietly with a cup of tea and work through the instructions (I had to pull it out 4 times before ending up with this square!). The yarn used is a mixture of something cheap (the white flecked one) and two balls of Jo Sharp Classic DK wool skeins. I love Jo Sharp as she's an Aussie designer from Western Australia and creates great contemporary knitting pattern books and her wool colours are gorgeous!