Arts & Crafts · Happies

Week Three of the 365 Granny Squares.

I wrote this post in January and never posted it!

Just a short post with a photo of #16 – 22. (Yes, I’m still loving this whole crochet thing.)

I did #21 twice. The first time I only used two colors (black and white), because that’s how many colors Nadia (YarnUtopia) used. After I finished, I thought that using only two colors didn’t show all the various stitches and texture to its greatest advantage, so I did it again in pink, purple and blue. Much nicer. They are the two on the ends of the rows.

Of course, #17, the sunflower, is my favorite of this group. Very 3D and just fun.

I have also learned, after doing the black and white one, that I don’t have to use the oldest rattiest scraps of yarn I have. Yes, this is supposed to be a “use your scraps” project. The thing is, I don’t have that many leftover scrap balls of yarn from my (nonexistent) previous projects. So I’m throwing off the “scraps only” restraint and using whatever yarn I want. You can get three skeins of sparkle yarn at Walmart for about $9. A little bundle of happies for barely more than a movie.

Now, it’s probably giving me carpal tunnel, but that’s a whole other post.

The temperature blanket is also coming right along. The last several days have caused the rows to vary wildly in color. That’s the fun of weather in the south. Two days of snow and below freezing temperatures, and then a day of 70° and sunny. I’ll get pictures of it and discuss the details soon.

Any other crochet enthusiasts out there? Do you have fun projects going on? any other beginning learners of crochet or knitting?


17 thoughts on “Week Three of the 365 Granny Squares.

  1. Use whatever wool you wish. Working with scraps is nice though, isn’t there something just so “righteous” about it, when you make something beautiful and useful basically out of nothing. That has a very strong appeal to me. Now, I don’t crochet or knit, I want to, I am just no good at it, something about the tension on the wool or something I think. I get all worked up and then the nice loose initial rows become a tight and matted mess, but I digress, back to scraps. I don’t crochet but I do make paper crafts, cards, journals…whatever. One of the things I have been making lately are a thing called “Franken-pages”. They are full sized sheets 12″ x 12″ made out of scraps of other papers. [Every paper crafter has a bin of left over bits of paper they loved.] Well, Franken-pages allow you to use them up and make something new and hopefully wonderful to use. Now, this is a long winded way of saying that there is a kind of love-ability to the “scrap”. You keep them because at some point they were a part of something you loved or love. The baby sweater you knit, the afghan on your kid’s bed or the card you sent to your friends at Christmas.. they are little snippets left of something else. But sometimes a Franken-page just needs that little something…a paper you just know would be the perfect compliment, problem is it is a BRAND NEW sheet in you stash not a scrap…So you use it anyway, something new with the old, in complimentary tones because…well isn’t life like that?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks. And Franken pages sound like fun. Do you then use them for stationary? I’d love a photo or two, maybe on FB? And, total disclosure, I’m not using real wool. Most of my scraps are Red Heart super saver acrylic. Some are my mother’s leftovers, and many have 20 years of sitting in an old trunk on them. And yes, it’s VERY righteously satisfying to use them, but some are really raggedy. I think some of them had been used and then unraveled and re-balled.


    1. You have a very busy life compared to mine, so I don’t blame you for putting it off, lol. But if you need a soothing way to keep your hands busy while your brain is doing something else (talking on the phone, say) then knitting or crochet either one could be fun.

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s