Tag Archives: granny squares

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: 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 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, […]

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 […]