Saturday, September 8, 2012

I'm hooked...


Yep, I've joined the Granny revolution, the Great Granny army that is.  I've been watching these little beauties pop up all over the place for the past few months and as a fan of the original crocheted Granny blanket, how could I not but make one?

I purchased 2 jelly rolls - all that cutting of  2 1/2" squares just made me cringe, so I decided to cheat a little and not use scraps but rather a Tapestry jelly roll.


I cut it all up and then packed it away for a couple of weeks. I pulled it out again this morning and started to put the rounds together - that was fun.


I now have a nice pile of left overs for another project that will be scrappy.


So then I knuckled down and chain pieced one square - it didn't take that long and was made easy by having it all laid out in order first.  I've been a little OCD with this project and have put each pile of colours with their whites into little plastic bags so that they are always ready to go, no matter how many times I get interrupted or have to pack it away.


Great Granny 1

 
Great Granny 2 - complete with iron droppings (why does it always do it on whites?)

 
And there you have it, the first two of my Great Granny's and only 22 more to go.  She's going to be a beauty, I can feel it.


3 comments:

  1. These are gorgeous. So clever.

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  2. Claire i love these blocks well done.xx

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  3. Beautiful blocks and I have dine the same with bagging up the pieces hugs

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