Once again, I have started another crochet project even though I have a ton of other projects that are unfinished. This time I am starting a good ole fashioned granny square blanket.
My mom and step-dad came to visit over the weekend for my birthday. My mom and I were talking about how it’s nice to be able to not worry about making money in our Etsy shops and focus on a fun project we love to do. I brought out my Stylecraft yarn to show her. I was trying to figure out a good project to do with the yarn, which I have a ton of! I have been debating a ripple blanket but haven’t been that excited about it. Also I have heard the color planning through out the blanket can be difficult, which is something I struggle with in general! So I decided why not start a granny square blanket. Each square can be completely different and still look great when it’s all put together. My mom compares it to patchwork quilts.
Well I got started and did five squares yesterday! The best thing I decided to do? Join as I go! This is the way to do it folks. It’s already looking like a blanket and is saving me so much time. It’s the instant results that are so satisfying.
I think I’m addicted! I’ve got granny’s on the brain
It’s been fun just focusing on one square at a time as far as putting colors together. There are so many combinations you can do.
I got organized right off the bat. I taped a little piece of yarn to each label so I know which color is which. I wish I would have done this with my other blanket!
These are the colors for my next square (which I actually crocheted between taking these pictures and posting this!) They just work up so quickly. I am loving it! I’m hooked on granny’s.
Now I need to somehow step away from the granny’s and still work on the million other projects I have going. I think I have a problem…
I thought I would share a birthday present I got from my mom. She sewed me these two awesome pillows! I have been wanting to put more color in our living room so these were perfect.
So thanks mama for adding more color to my life
**Side note: If I reach 400 followers, I will be doing a giveaway!