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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]