8/6/11

Inspired by Granny

SO....I caught another bug....you know, when you see something somewhere and you say,  {in your teenage high school voice}, "oh...my...gosh...I have to try that...like, NOW..."  And then you ignore everyone and everything until you've had your 'fix.'  What? No?  That doesn't happen to you?  oh....

Well.  I was prancing around the internet one day {I don't browse, I prance} and saw Carina's Craft Blog.  I don't even know how I found it, but, like the child that I am, I saw all of the bright colors and drifted far away from the safe clutches of boredom.  She had the most beautiful granny square afghan with the most amazing colors ever ----and so the bug hit me.  Carina did a full tutorial HERE on how to make a granny square - **however, I only put one single crochet between my sections and I like the look of it better with this particular yarn I'm using.  AND THEN...Carina did a tutorial on how to join granny squares. !!  What the?!!  Can you see her amazing blanket?!  Can you see why I want one so bad?! 

SO...here is my progress.  18 squares done, a bazillion more to go.  Wahoo!  Thanks, Carina - you're amazing and you ROCK. {I'm pretty sure that phrase 'You Rock' will never grow old for me...just like Joan Rivers....}


Although I am lamenting the fact that I can't find the AMAZING colors of yarn that Carina uses (found and purchased in Denmark...a little far for me...) I did find some yarn that matches my home.  I'll start with something subtle for my house while I search for bright yarn.


Now go put in a good movie, throw the kids outside to play, and go, granny, go.

7 comments:

Amber H. said...

Abby, you are AMAZING friend! Is there anything you can't do? I LOVE this. Can't wait to see it all done!

Annie said...

Love this! I have tried and failed at granny squares before but you are inspiring me to try once again. Thanks! Can't wait to see your finished blanket!

Cat said...

I am a die-hard "you rock!" user too :)

Love your granny squares ... go, go, go!

❤ Cat brideblu

Cassie@You Go Girl said...

There's something about the crochet hook, isn't there? Very calming. Love your grannies! You go girl!

Renee said...

Love the yarn and colors you chose!! Gorgeous!! What brand of yarn is it?? Thanks!!

Abby said...

Thanks! Renee - it's Vanna's Choice. Not my favorite, but the colors were okay.

patience said...

well done lady!! i have this feeling i am going to catch a new bug soon too...perhaps watercolour! lol