Pattern: Granny Square by Purl Bee
Yarn: Various worsted scraps
Hook: US G ?
Began: January 12, 2010; Completed: March 3, 2010 (Raveled here if you want to see all of the different scraps.)
Notes: I started this project back in January with big plans. I wanted to get rid of lots of stash yarn, and to make a nice afghan for chilly Winter nights. None of this really worked out as planned: I started running out of yarn, and I refused to go out and buy more for what was supposed be a stash-buster. Then, it turns out we’re moving to somewhere a little warmer than MI, so we won’t need an extra blanket anyway 🙂 I crocheted away on the blanket which, by the way, was completely relaxing and rather addicting, and then lost interest when I ran out of the fawn, light blue, light purple, and grey yarns. What to do?
Then my neighbor found out she was having a baby girl, and I realized this was perfect for a MI baby: soft, warm, and just the right size. I bound off, wove in ends, and gifted the blanket as it was when I put it down in March. This ended up pretty cute, and I like the sophisticated colors for a baby rather than the bubble gum pinks that are more typical. In the end it went to someone who will use and love it, and since I was going to make a gift for the baby anyway, it’s a win/win! I’ll definitely be making an actual giant granny square afghan again, and I’m already eying up the new scraps I’m accumulating. Good times.