Category crochet

Granny squares: the final blanket-ing

It’s done! It’s really, really done. Last week when I was still a bit drained from travelling and didn’t really have many brain cells firing all at once, I did manage to finish out the final round on the border of my granny square blanket. That was all it needed, just the last half round […]

Sweaters don’t knit themselves

It’s officially fall now, and the weather reports, while not yet displaying truly definitive sweater weather around these parts, are certainly within glancing distance of definitive sweater weather, so basically I would like to have some new knitted sweaters right about now-ish please and thank you. The Rhinebeck sweater knitting continues, and naturally timing wise […]

I DID IT

Okay, so after just 12.5 months of extremely stubborn effort followed by 2.5 weeks of seaming during which your right shoulder starts to stage a physical revolt against you and everything you stand for, you too can have a thing that looks like this: It is seamed. All of those squares are now bonded together […]

The great sewing-up

We’ve arrived at the great next step of this epic granny square project, ladies and gentlemen! At long last the final sewing-up stage has begun. I’m very, very glad that I took the approach of seaming up the single squares into larger squares of four, first, because now instead of seaming up 340 squares individually […]

I can see the exit from here

Guys, you’d better believe that when I finish this crazypants granny square blanket (no, seriously, what was I thinking, who can remember, that was so long ago now) I am going to do a whole big post about it and collect up a bunch of notes about how long it took and my process and […]

The granny square update

I’ve been working away on the remaining granny square borders over the last few weeks – somewhat irregularly, admittedly, and yet persistently – and two things have become clear to me: The borders actually go by pretty quickly once you sit down and make yourself do a few of them at once. There’s no way I’m […]

Never been so excited about pale beige yarn

Friends, I have to go ahead and thank Past Me for getting halfway through the borders of these granny squares some months ago. I finished the regular parts of these 340 squares back in April but had managed to get through the final border round of 180 of them before turning my attention to the […]

It’s back on

The granny squares are back! And I have honestly spent the last hour composing a blog post to you about it, on my day off, from my old slow clunky laptop. and then the internet ate it and now I am swallowing my rage about that and narrowly resisting smashing said laptop into tiny pieces. […]

Step One: Complete

Ladies and gentlemen, at long last I am pleased to present to you: Granny Square #340. It is not the most ostentatious of colour combinations, nor the most dull, but it is the three hundred and fortieth such square to fall off of my crochet hook since the end of July of last year, and […]

Getting comfortable with “almost”

So, here’s the thing. When I started out on this granny square afghan, I decided I wanted, ideally, a size of 5 feet x 6 feet. I’m 5-foot-9 myself, so my main goal is that I wanted a blanket that I could legitimately nap under while lying on the couch – that would cover me […]