Wednesday, December 1, 2010

an update: granny square quilt

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Well, I’ve come a long way (if I do say so myself) in my granny square progress.


Looking back on my {original granny square post}
I’m embarrassed that I ever thought any of those square looked good.
They didn’t, and now that I know what I’m doing, I know that.


Since that post I have started on the real thing and I must admit, I’m pretty proud of myself
And excited to see the finished product.


To date I’ve made over 60 squares – each one different and quite adorable


It didn’t hurt that I had four days off last week – when I wasn’t hosting thanksgiving dinner, I was a little crocheting machine.


When I originally told my mom I was going to make a granny square quilt, she laughed at me and told me I couldn’t do it.
my mom is usually much more encouraging so I was a little taken aback.
I don’t think she understood the fact that I had been online trying to teach myself how to do it.
I think she thought I was just going to make it up as I went.
but either way, for someone who virtually taught themselves how to be a master knitter, I was a little taken aback.


What do you mean I can’t do it?
Her subtle discouragement only made me want to do it more.
So last night, after inviting myself over for dinner at their house while Curtis was at class, i brought over my ziplock bags of granny square loot. And she was impressed as i knew she would be. and i think now she wants to learn - i told you it's an addicting craft once you get the hang of it.


then icing on the cake last night was that she felt the boy kick for the first time.


*I was too lazy to take the stacks of squares out of the ziploc bags i've been storing them in.
each stack is a stack of six and each stack of six is a variation of the three different colors in the square on top.
the little crocheted circles are how each square starts. the white of the outer edge is what gives each one their corners and turns it into a cute little granny square.

and how'd you like our skinny little tree this year? we love it!

7 comments:

Rona said...

I love your granny squares. They are so much fun except for all the hanging things you have to sew in at the end. OY!

Kate said...

so cute! can't wait to see it all come together.

jess said...

thanks :) i can't wait for it to all come together too -- thinking about doing a granny square pillow to match...i think i have a problem/ addiction now -- all i want to do is cuddle on the couch with my granny squares!

Amanda Kate said...

Your living room couch looks uber comfortable. I love it. Good luck on the those grannie squares.

Aili said...

Where online were you teaching yourself?? I want to learn too but haven't found great directions!

jess said...

Aili -- i posted all the links i used in my original granny square post:

http://myownbelljar.blogspot.com/2010/11/granny-square-blanket-humble-beginnings.html

they were pretty helpful, esp if you already kinda know how to crochet

Walking in the rain said...

i absolutely LOVE your granny squares! you've done a great job jess! we have a granny square throw that Jeff's grandma made for our wedding present, it's definitely an item to cherish :) i just love reading your blog :)

 
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