This week I am ‘wasting my time’, working on Granny Squares. I call this wasting my time because it corresponds to none of my March Resolutions – however, I have pretty much realised I’ve gone as far as I will go with those particular projects, and it is now time for me to spend a few days relaxing with something that is no pressure.
Although I may still try pick up Erquy, I haven’t decided.
Granny Squares practice
I learned to crochet Granny Squares at the Spring Knitting and Stitching Show a couple of weeks ago. Remember this?
I think I have progressed rather a lot…I now have five in pretty purple yarns that I bought last Friday for a baby blanket, and a schematic laid out for 24 squares to give me all of the combinations of the four colours. I was originally going to do them all starting with the pale purple in the middle, with the gradient to the darkest purple (the middle left square) but realised I would end up with funky yarn quantity requirements with that scheme, so I changed my plans.
I may decide to do 48 and have two of each combination, or I may buy more yarn in complementary colours (possibly a green) and combine the blanket that way. I may decide to just stick with the 24 – the baby is due in June and I have a lot to do between now and then, so I may not finish by then if I get too ambitious.
My printer didn’t give a true-to-screen printout of my colour-scheme, which is a little annoying – I tried it three times with about five different combinations of settings, but I’ve decided to cut my losses and keep it as is.
I haven’t decided what colour the borders between the squares is going to be yet – the baby is a little girl and the obvious choice is going for a complementary pink, but I am really against getting too stereotypical here. If I stick with just the purple squares, I will go for a green border in all likelihood. I am really inspired by the colours in this photo.
I’m finding each one a little easier, but it’s still not easier than knitting, as many people have told me it will get…I don’t think I’ve been converted, but I am definitely enjoying having a new skill!
Right, back to my crochet hook!