Thursday, April 16, 2009

Granny Square

I'm in love with Granny Square's.
There is just something mesmerizing
about working on Granny's. I think it's the
constant repeat of the pattern; you can just
sit and be very quiet and meditative.

I finished this little blanket for my niece. She is
expecting her second baby in August. She and
hubby have decided not to know the
sex of the new baby. So I guessed on
the color's she is painting the nursery.

I used two shades of turquoise along with
a tweed which has some of the
turquioise color running through
it ...and cream. I love the calmness that the
colors evoke. Very beachy!
I added a slightly ruffled edge once the
blanket was complete. I used a pattern
from Nicky Epstein's 'Crocheting on the Edge'.
You can find the book here

I'm really happy with how this
little blanket turned out.
I used Plymouth Encore. It's such
a versatile yarn ...75% Acrylic and 25% Wool.
The warmth of wool, but the washability of acrylic.
The Purl Bee has a great
tutorial on Granny's.
http://www.purlbee.com/granny-square-project/

4 comments:

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Alice, I really love your granny squares. I love things when I paint, that repeat as well. Sometimes I'm in the mood for something new, challenging and something I've never done before...other times, I like to be able to not "think" about what I'm doing and that is when I love repeats!!! They let you relax and kind of get in a zen place.

Ruth

Lulu said...

its beautiful!!! I love grannies also and have done quiet a few..
Have a lovely weekend..
hugs,

Dolly said...

Ouuu Alice that blanket is beautiful!
Very soft and cuddley!

We are expecting a grandson in june....you gave me an idea...I think I want to try a granny square in baby blue n brown for our new lil prince!

Thanks for inspiring me!
Have a great weekend,
Hugz & Blessings,
Dolly

Kathleen Grace said...

You are such an artist with yarn:>) I love this blanket!