Sunday, July 10, 2016

YOP Week #2

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!
Happy Trails!





25 comments:

  1. Loving your blanket. Mindless at the end of the day is always good!! Beautiful square!!

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  2. The granny square blanket is great and a great mindless crochet. Sorry to hear you had to redo block 5. Can hardly wait to see the purse completed. Bet it will be a big hit for your daughter's bday.

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  3. It's just as important to craft for you as well as for others - I'm quite certain those presents will be done in time. I love the blanket and the middle squares are a feature.

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  4. It's just as important to craft for you as well as for others - I'm quite certain those presents will be done in time. I love the blanket and the middle squares are a feature.

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  5. Love your granny blanket especially about the tip for keeping it square. Mindless is good especially at the end of a long day. Look forward to seeing your frida bag finished, My Frida afghan is at a standstill at the moment, hope to pick it up this week.

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  6. Love your granny blanket especially about the tip for keeping it square. Mindless is good especially at the end of a long day. Look forward to seeing your frida bag finished, My Frida afghan is at a standstill at the moment, hope to pick it up this week.

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  7. I do love that big granny blanket, Sam - and I agree about Sandra Paul of Cherry Heart having good color sense.

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  8. I do love that big granny blanket, Sam - and I agree about Sandra Paul of Cherry Heart having good color sense.

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  9. I like the look of the middle of the blanket. Very op-art!

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  10. I like the look of the middle of the blanket. Very op-art!

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  11. Wow, pretty colors. You know, when I see the blankets where people didn't turn and the squares get wonky I actually think it looks cool. I would do it intentionally. I love your flower square! Very pretty!

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  12. So hard to put a project down when you are enjoying working it!
    I bet you are counting the days until your family arrives.

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  13. Your granny blanket is looking good. I wouldn't worry about the middle bit looking a bit twisted - I think its more noticeable in pictures and hardly noticeable at all when you're looking at the actual blanket. Great stashbuster.

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  14. Your granny blanket is beautiful. I always turn the square after each round and it does make a huge difference. The colors in your blanket are so pretty. I'm glad you're enjoying it. I'm having fun knitting while watching podcasts too.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  15. I love that blanket so much :)

    I wish you a wonderful start to the week :)

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  16. I love the wonky middle square! It's a keeper, glad to see how much fun you are having!

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  17. Love the blanket! There is just something so soothing and relaxing about crocheting Granny Squares and I love the colour selection in yours!

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  18. I am thinking of my next blanket project, it may be this but definitely at some point. It's a lovely granny square make :). I love the idea of a Frida Kahlo theme as well and I can see the colour scheme suits this. Leah x

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  19. The colors are beautiful! And you're going to line it...I hope you show us how you do that! Sweet hugs, Diane

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  20. Frida block 4 is awesome - I love it! I'm looking forward to seeing the lining print too. I'm a huge fan of Frida Kahlo!

    Your giant granny square blanket it fantastic! I like your colour scheme too!

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  21. Giant granny square blanket is amazing. Love the bright colors. I think the middle is perfect. I like a little wabi sabi in a project.

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  22. Oh what fabulous colours in your blanket. Love your Frida square too.

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