Thursday, April 12, 2012
my creative space | simple granny squares
I have my fingers and toes crossed that Pip's next book is all about crochet because every time she posts a new project it is amazing and I want to make it and thankfully, I end up with beautiful blankets like the arcade fire one which now sits on my bed.
I had already had a go at trying to make my own version of the simple granny squares before she posted her tutorial. My younger sister happened to be walking past as I was admiring the squares and soon we were discussing colour combinations. I had a heap of gray wool that I had brought for another project lying around, so we decided to go with the gray look too. I love the contrast that the gray gives to the other colours as it really makes them pop.
Being the impatient crater that I am I could not wait till all the squares were made to start joining them together. I started of crocheting them but in the end we decided to go with the stitched look for this blanket. I love how they look all joined together. So simple but really eye catching. It is probably much easier and way more time efficient to join them all together at once but it's not as fun. I need to see the blanket 'taking shape' to feel i am getting somewhere.
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