granny square update 5.

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So I thought I was in the home stretch as I approach what I THOUGHT would be the last row of the blanket. The more I look at it, and the more I think about it, I’m going to just go for it and make it bigger.  I’m planning one more row across down, and three more across.  Which means I have about 50 more squares to make and a few more skeins of yarn to buy, since Im ran out of quite a few colors.  I figure, if I’m going to do this, might as well DO this, am I right?! So I definitely have my work cut out for me, but this is such a fun project, I’m ok with it.  Hopefully a few more weeks of work cut out for me, but photo sessions are starting to pick up, and we have some travel in our future, so we shall see….

granny square update.

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A few weeks into the year and I’ve been making some progress on the granny square blanket. Here’s to keeping the momentum going!

granny stripe blanket….complete!

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the granny stripe blanket is complete! (see progress, here, here and here). I’m so happy; this is my biggest yarn project to date. The pattern I used is found here. Although it looks like its an intimidating project, it really is super easy. Any beginner can do this. I ended up buying 15 skeins of yarn total (three skeins of each color) and used about 2 1/2 of each skein. I used black for the edging, and just did 2 rows of single crochet around. I’m so so happy with how it turned out. Special thanks to milo, who pushed the button on the timer to help make the photo about possible; training them young 🙂

So what are you waiting for? Get started on making yours and show me your progress!

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granny stripe: another update….getting close!

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Here we are almost the end of two skeins…As you can see from the last update, I more than doubled what I left with…I’m definitely close to finishing, but thinking of going a bit more. i probably wont do a FULL three skeins, but thinking about 10-15 more rows.  Then I need to think about if I’m going to do edging or not (opinions? experiences? do share!) …I probably would have gotten this done on the recent trip to china – but on our way home our 6 hour layover became almost no layover thanks to a very kind United ticketing agent who got us on a direct flight back to chicago almost immediately after landing –  Happy to be home – but a good chunk of crocheting became void.  Hope to have a finished blanket very soon though….I’m hoping to at least do 2-4 rows a night…Stay tuned!

granny stripe: update.

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I head to china in the morning, so I wanted to share the progress I have made on the granny stripe blanket. I just about used up one skein of each color, so I’m thinking its going to take three skeins of each yarn, not two, like I originally thought. So it looks like I’m a third of the way there. Hopefully after 26 hours of travel tomorrow I will make some nice progress…Have a great week!

granny stripe blanket: progress.

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I started my first afghan! This is going to take me some time, but I will try to record my progress here. The photo above shows my color pallette. It took me a bit to figure out how to do this – I was getting the basics of it, but the pattern I was following was throwing me off – I dont think it was well explained. My friend agreed to skype with me and help me figure it out, and I happened to come across a better explained pattern and I went right to it! This is actually pretty easy. If you can double crochet, you can do this!  Im going to be going to china next month, and have ALOT of down time on the way there and back, so hoping to get to this then assuming I have room in my luggage to bring this with! stay tuned…