Friday, March 11, 2005
Here is a couple of picture of a granny square blanket I have started with donated yarn. I’m hoping to have the entire blanket made from that yarn. I have around 15 of those squares made now.
Monday, July 4, 2005
I have almost all the squares done for my next blanket. I need to do three more yellow granny squares.
I’ve already mocked up the pattern for the blanket. Since I’m working with donated yarn, the pattern isn’t exactly symmetric.
Wednesday, July 6, 2005
I finished up the last few yellow squares and got all of the rows stitched together. Now, I’m working on putting the rows together – have 3 stitched together in this picture. I’m amazed at how quickly this blanket is coming together.I may have all of the rows stitched together by the end of today. Then, it’s a matter of putting the edging around the blanket.
The edging is going to be lavender. I’ve been pulling colors from the multi-colored blocks for the solid colors and purple/lavender is one of them. Hey, you knew this wasn’t going to be a boy’s blanket anyway…
I’m starting to look into charities that may take my crocheted creations. I’ll keep you updated on what I learn & where I end up donating my first two blankets.
Thursday, July 7, 2005
I *just* finished the granny square blanket. Here’s a picture of it:I figured out a ‘cheat’ on the granny squares… The directions I have say to end off after each round. Of course, they assume you are going to use a different color. I wanted solid blocks of color, or colors in the case of the varigated sherbert yarn. So at the each of a round, I simply chained 3, flipped the granny square over, and started the next round. Ok, maybe YOU knew about doing that already, but I didn’t – so let me feel proud of myself that I figured that out!
I stitched the blocks together using the leftovers of the sherbert, blue, pink, and yellow yarns – matching them up with the squares as best I could. Waste not – want not, right? I am proud to announce that the sherbert is all gone. GONE I say! LOL
Here are the comments about this blanket from my previous blog:
April 9th, 2005
I see what you mean about sherbet! Those squares are delightful. And the blue/green/white combination is lovely, too. (I’m going to have to work on traditional granny squares at some point, just because I love the look!)
July 7th, 2005
Double wow, actually.
You’re zipping on the assembly, and you’ve changed the layout of the site.
I’m doubly impressed!
(And the lavender should be perfect. Just the right touch to balance the yellow and accent the other colors.)
July 7th, 2005
I just changed the layout today. I was thinking I needed two rows for all the links & garbage I seem to want to add to this blog.
I just finished the blanket & took a picture. I’ll be adding a new post shortly
July 7th, 2005
And I certainly never thought about doing squares that way. I just slipstitched over to the next open space and then chained up three from there. Learn something new every day!