Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Going a Little Granny Crazy...

I proudly present my 1st ever granny square...

*takes a little bow as very pleased with myself, as not only is this the 1st crochet square, but all so the first time I have ever successfully followed a wooly pattern and ended with exactly what I wanted to make*

The urge to learn the granny square hit me quite hard after a week of Kirstie's Homemade Home repeats, what can only be described as granny square flickr porn and seeing the granny square blanket on FOTC many many times. The final push was an its-too-hot-to-knit wool sale which actually had some of my perfect colours.

In my wardrobe, I seem to be swapping black and white for grey and cream a lot right now, but a muted green has always been a favourite.
With my armfuls of cheap lush yarn I have decided to make my own blanket and knowing it takes a lot of squares, I started thinking a granny a day was a good plan.

Above is friday...


...Saturday evening (a couple extra to get it going) ...

....Sunday (really should do something with my hands with all the tv watching going on)...

...and Monday (!?! I may had gotten a little carried away)
Maybe not the most successful -a-day project but a good start to blanket.

27 down... 73+ to go!


  1. Very impressive. Lovely colours too - I see even your Ipod matches!

  2. They look lovely!! I can't wait to see the finished blanket. One tip: sometimes its good to sew your squares as you go along. It can be a big and daunting task sewing them all together at the end (and in my opinion its the most boring part) keep going! :D

  3. Wow, you're making great progress! I like your color choices--can't wait to see how it all comes together.

  4. Whoa, that's a lot of grannies! I love the colors you used.

  5. Very nice grannies! Also: I loved Kirstie's Homemade Home!! In the beginning sequence I was like-- omg, does she KNIT? How exciting!!

  6. This is great. I need to do some granny squares, too. It's been so long since I've made any.


  7. I tried this all night! And I couldn't get it! Look at all the ones you made that's amazing!


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