Yay! Week number 2! Aren't fresh starts wonderful? I am off to a good one so far except I started a project for me and got so addicted to it I could barely put it down and I have birthday presents to make still! Yikes Batman!
Here's my new for me Giant Granny Square blanket.........
Someone told me that I need to turn for each new round and crochet on the opposite side to keep it from looking 'twisted' like it does in the middle. Thank you! I have a stitch marker now that I use to keep track of which side I'm on but it may be too late for that middle square! LOL! That's okay...I love it anyway and this will not be my last! It is so enjoyable and mindless which I love at the end of the day when I want to relax and watch podcasts. This pattern is from Sandra Paul of Cherry Heart and she is on Ravelry. I will update Ravelry and put all the information on my project page.
With all the color changes there are ends to weave in but I always do it at the end of a round and as the blanket gets bigger the weaving in is fewer and fewer between rounds. I love the colors and I tried to follow Sandra's color scheme if I could as I have quite a few Stylecraft DK yarns which is what she used. I think she has an excellent color sense and I always love her color combinations.
I made a mistake on my Frida block #4 of 5 for the basket and had to tear out and redo so here's block #4 and I am starting on #5 of 5 today. Then there will be putting it together and lining and a handle I think.
I found a Frida Kahlo fabric to line it with awhile ago and pinned it. Now I just need to see if it is still available and order it. I also found some Frida Kahlo stitch markers which I thought would really complete the gift. I need to order this afternoon! My family will be here before I know it!
I hope your first week of YOP was productive and fun and I can't wait to see it all!