Turning point

As I continued to forge ahead with the epic granny square project last weekend, I stopped to actually do a proper count in writing. We’re past the half-way mark (I say, as though this is a collective effort) now, and I’m getting to the point where I need some kind of smaller goal posts besides “finish the whole thing.” This needs to get more manageable. So, I’ve been counting these off in stacks of 10 squares. As I finish 10, I put that stack of 10 away in its plastic ziploc bag and start working on another 10.

In my mind I knew I was just past 200 squares, somewhere, and was convinced I had 95 left to go, but lo and behold discovered I only needed 85 more. THIS IS AMAZING. In fact, since then I’ve done 7 more, so I only need 78 more squares before reaching the final goal of 304.


78 squares, guys, only 78 left. I can totally do this. It’s like hardly any squares at all compared to 304.




Project: Granny square afghan squares (classic granny square pattern – tutorials widely available on the web and YouTube – Google search for ‘basic granny square’ and you’ll find several options), 3.0mm crochet hook

Yarn: Miscellaneous sock yarn stash leftovers, including Tanis Fiber Arts sock, Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock, Madelinetosh sock, Dream In Color Smooshy, Van Der Rock sock (no longer available), Indigodragonfly sock, Miss Babs sock, and more. Border yarn is Sweet Georgia ‘Tough Love Sock’ in birch.






  1. You can do this your getting close to the home stretch now!
    Keep it going!

  2. Your doing a great job, only a few more left. It will look so beautiful when it gets done. Now just make sure you dont miss any of those ends to weave in. My favourite part, NOT lol.

  3. Congratulations!

    I knit a scrap sock yarn afghan a few years back. As a break between other projects, I would knit one or two squares. It took me over a year, but I suddenly found I had the 49 squares I wanted for the finished design. It surprised me because I never thought I’d get to that point.

    304 squares is quite a few more! How big will the finished blanket be?

  4. You can do it! So close, I can feel it and I am miles away. 😉

  5. You can do this Glenna. The colours are so rich and jewell like, cannot wait to see completed blanket.

  6. Yes you can finish this project. Just think how cozy that blanket is going to be.

  7. Linda A · ·

    You’re too funny!

  8. Woo hoo! 75% of it is behind you! It’s interesting how our perspective changes as these large projects go on. I’ve been working on a log cabin–just one cabin–blanket for a few years. It’s pretty large now, but in terms of knitting, probably less than halfway done. (I do wonder where I’ll wash this thing when it is finally king-sized.) So where I used to celebrate revolutions, now that each revolution is so large, I celebrate individual logs. Thank goodness the goal posts are moveable. 🙂

  9. You go, girl! Keep up the good work! You are in the home stretch now!

  10. I am nearing the end of an invented Sudoku throw that I started ages and ages ago when I was just a baby knitter. It sat in timeout for years before I rescued it last fall determined to finish it once and for all. I am six squares from being done with the nine 9-square blocks, then it’ll be on to figuring out how to make the joining strips look the way they do in my imagination. I can do it! You can too! Hooray for seeing the finish line waaaaaay in the distance, but finally visible.

  11. That’s a great idea using the snack bags. baby steps for accomplishment

  12. Barbara R · ·

    Yes Glenna!
    …only the back, shoulders and sleeves of a cardigan, a sleeve and 3/4 of a sleeve on a pull over, 60 rows of a shawl to go! I can totally do it…right….onward……..aaahh..yeah…okay


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