Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Granny Squares

While recuperating I wanted something fun to do - and this is what I decided.  I remember when I was a kid (yes, indeedy I can remember that far back) that many people had Granny Square Afghans on the back of their sofa.  The afghans were always done in a lighter yarn than worsted, and in deep, saturated colors.  I always wanted one, yet over the years (oh those many years) I never got around to one.  Well, now is the time.

I used Caron Simply Soft Lite yarn - it really is soft, and has a pretty sheen to it, and I love the colors available.  So with my little crochet hook and my yarn I started off.

 A nice stack of squares.  They are approximately 5" x 5"

 Another stack - love the colors.  .  .

And here is Mr. Lincoln to give us some idea of the size of the little blocks.  I'm not sure how many blocks I need, but I know it is a LOT.  I want it to be big enough to wrap up in, on a cold winter night.

I needed more black yarn and since this yarn isn't carried locally,  I had to place another order.  It has been five days since I ordered and checking the FedEx tracking I see that the yarn has gone from Dallas, TX to Phoenix, AZ in 5 days.  What are they using?  The FedEx Wheelbarrow?  

Have you ever made a Granny Square Afghan?

Fuzzy borders are from Picmonkey - love that program.


Lynda (Granny K) said...

Your squares are so pretty! It's going to look lovely!

Deb said...

I also started crocheting some granny squares in bright colours like yours surrounded in black. I also love that colour combination. I will try to get some picture on my blog in the next few days.

Franni said...

I always wanted a granny square afgan also. Could never make enough blocks. What I did do was make one huuuuuuuuuuuuuuge granny square about 4 feet x 4 feet and that was the best I could do.

I do love your colors, I hope the pony express gets your yarn there soon.

Brown Dirt Cottage said...

OK....I always said I was going to make one of these some day!! I especially like the black you are using!!

So glad to see you will still be creating after the quilting has stopped!!

Hope you are getting better day by day!!

GardenofDaisies said...

Love the colors in your granny squares! It is hard to be patient and wait for a package when you've got crafting on your mind!

Lili said...

Oh my goodness Jo, I am making one right now with all the bright colors and black too! It's my third one, but first one in black. And yes, I am doing it because of one that I remember at my Aunt's house when I was a child. xo