For my very first project, I decided to go with a simple granny square blanket. I decided to do solid-colour blocks, rather than the more conventional multi-colour blocks, but chose a few coordinating shades. I bought all my cotton from Thimbles, Quilt and Knit in Durbanville - I can def recommend them if you live in the area, they have an amazing selection of yarns! The cotton yarn that I chose is Vinnis Colours Nikkim - a 100% cotton, super-soft yarn that is hand-dyed in Cape Town. The colours I used for the squares were Slate 540, Khaki 571, Sand 578 and Dunes 545, and I'm using Natural 500 for the joining. The border is one round in Natural followed by one round in Slate. I used a 4 mm hook for this project.
Now that I've finally finished, here are a few snaps of the completed project!