It's monday morning, the sun is shining, and I'm ready to reveal ... drum roll please ... the first finished project of the year!!!! The granny blanket is the first project I've started and finished this year, its also the biggest piece I've ever done to date. The blanket is 48" squared, so it makes for a cozy throw, while the acrylic yarn makes it machine wash and dry, so its perfect for everyday snuggling. So much so, that I'm tempted to leave it by my favorite reading chair, ready for bed-time stories and late night knitting. But who knows I might change my mind. Yes, you know I will, at least five or six times in the next day or so.
It's funny, I though because of the size, I would get bored somewhere in between changing colors so many times and doing the same stitch over and over. To my surprise, it was quite the contrary. It was fun and challenging, and yes it's a whole lot of double crochet but never tedious. I was so exited to see the end result, and every layer of color just made it more and more rewarding. I liked it so much that I've already picked out my next color combination. And yes, I LOVED it so so much, that I'm teaching the beginners crochet workshop!!!!
We're starting off Tuesday, February 15th @ 10.00am and finishing on Tuesday the 22nd at the same time. We'll cover all the basics, chain, slip stitch, single crochet, double crochet, how to start our granny squares, how to switch colors and how to piece them together. Its February Granny mania!!!! Oh won't you join us?!?!?!?
We just received a ton of new Algarve grande cotton yarn in some gorgeous colors, and we also have our Anne threads in a whole rainbow of colors, so you can come in a chose as many colors as you would like for your project. Tomorrow, I'll post some great combinations for some granny squares, as well as some project ideas made entirely out of the little, or not so little, squares. Ready to work those needles??? Call us or e-mail us for more information.
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P.D. Do you have pictures of granny squares projects??? Send them our way!!!! I'd love to post them on our blog!!!