Category crochet

The granny square report: Finish line in sight

When last I reported on the epic granny squares project, I had happily reached the point where I could start to feel the momentum coming back. Like when you’re running a race and start passing mile markers that show you’re actually farther along than you thought you were, so you don’t have quite as far […]

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 […]

The tedium of doing big things

It has now been 31 weeks since I started this granny square blanket, dearest reader, and it’s definitely going to be at least another couple of months before it’s done. My unofficial deadline for this has been the end of July of this year, which would put the finish line around a year after I […]

The granny square report

Work on the big big granny square blanket continues apace, and after my pondering my next moves on this a couple of weeks ago, I decided to go ahead and do some of the piecing together. (I’m using the slip-stitch method). But since I’m also still juggling the final composition of squares, I’m sewing them […]

Decisions, decisions

After a few weeks of letting them lie dormant, I pulled out the ever-present granny squares project over the weekend and hit a solid benchmark of 180 complete squares. I’ve been working on these in 2 parallel stages – first completing the main 2-colour section, 2 squares at a time with the colour combination swapped, […]

I thought December had more time

  Knitter friends, if you are like me, you may be still a bit behind on the couple of knitted gifts you intend to make. If so, I suspect we are well in the realm of normal behaviour at this time of year, and I suggest we all pull up a cozy chair and a cup […]

How to make a granny square blanket

I don’t mean to brag, but I have now achieved approximately 0.4 completed granny square afghans over the past 5 months, and this is what I’ve learned. 1. Don’t plan the project  out too far in advance. Just dive right in spontaneously, this isn’t like those hats or scarf projects that you really want to carefully […]

Gradual and steady

Thank you all for the lovely sweater comments on my previous post! It’s great to get fall started with a nice cardigan. Now that that one is well off the needles, my knitting brain wants me to cast on immediately for four more sweaters, naturally. (Specifically, another Venezia pullover, another Jurisfiction cardigan for me (the […]

It might as well have candy filling

Progress on the granny squares blanket continues, my knitting friends! Well, today we shall be crochet friends, I suppose. I am now on my 62nd square (of an ideal 304, I have decided), which means I am making pretty tidy work of them. There is still the small matter of all the squares still needing […]

Just a quick bed-sized afghan, I swear

Earlier this summer I cast on for the Liberty blanket, which is a big gorgeous project that I’ve wanted to make for years. You would think that would really be enough in the Large Projects With Indefinite Timelines category, and I really did think it would be too. But then I went on vacation with […]