Recently I joined a group on Facebook called The Granny Square Challenge. The challenge being that for one whole year (a full 365 days straight) each member makes 1 granny square per day. We then post a photo of our granny square, people comment, and then we do it all over again the next day. At the end of the year we each make “whatever” out of our squares (of course, you can join them as you go; you don’t HAVE to wait until the challenge is over to do so). I thought that the challenge was a great idea (and I still do, for that matter), and that each day I would innocently go about making my square and then move on with my life until the next day. Well, I’m afraid now that things might get out of hand. You see, I can’t stop thinking about granny squares. Every moment I’m thinking about how much yarn I have left, which colors I’m going to have to buy next, how many different designs I’m going to use, and what my squares are going to turn into at the end of it all. It’s downright tiring, all of this thinking, lol. On the bright side, I’ve shaken the dust off of my granny square WIP’s that were put on the back burner. However, my Wristers pattern that I wrote about in one of my previous posts has fallen to the wayside (and with the temperature continually dropping outdoors I could really use those wristers!). But like I said, my granny square WIP’s are back on the hook, and that is a great thing. Maybe soon they will be finished and I can move on with my life again, lol.
So anyhow, here are some photos of my granny squares:
These are the granny squares I’ve made so far for the Challenge. Today is Day #6. I’ve been using up my left over Red Heart Super Saver yarn. The colors from left to right, starting on the top, Claret, Hunter Green, and Aran, and then the bottom row, Frosted Green, Warm Brown and Blue Suede. The problem with Super Saver though, is that not all the colors are the same thickness. The 3 squares on the top row are much thicker than the 3 squares on the bottom row.
Ok…next, you might recall that quite some time ago I began working on a Granny Square Christmas Stocking (designed by Maggie Weldon; the pattern you can find here: Granny Square Christmas Stocking). The squares are all made, now it’s just a matter of finishing the joining up of them and then make the cuff and the hanger. But regardless, these are the squares (made with Red Heart Super Saver Hunter Green, Cherry Red and White):
And last but not least, the Granny Square Doll Blanket I started what seems to be ages ago. I’m thinking if I get this done by Christmas, I can give it to my daughter along with a new dolly as a Christmas gift. The pattern for this blanket is found in a book called Afghans to Knit and Crochet, by Better Homes & Gardens. I’ve got 23 of these squares made (only 40 more to go!).
So, that’s what’s on my hook lately. Lots and lots of Granny Squares. What’s on your hook?