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Growing Granny

The giant granny square blanket is growing!

17 rounds so far:

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I Hit a Brick Wall

The other night I was working on my newest round ripple and I ran out of the green I was using. And I decided I did not like the shade of the next color that I had chosen.

At a lose, as it was too late to head to the store to buy more yarn, I went down into the Wife Cave and started digging around. While I did not miraculously find yarn for the round ripple, I did find the skeins of Loops and Threads Impeccable yarn that I bought a long time ago for another project. One that has been brewing in my head for months and months.

Brewing, stirring up ideas, tossing ideas out with the used filter, brewing more. Then that night…as I gazed at the yarn, BAM! It hit me like a brick wall. I knew exactly how I wanted to achieve the look of this particular blanket.

Yarn and hook in hand, I started crocheting, measuring, frogging, measuring… The pattern is now set in my mind.

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It will be, a brick wall-ghan! The bricks are pretty much the size of a real brick. I used our fireplace as a gauge and inspiration. 11 rectangles and 4 half rectangles done so far. Haven’t sat down to figure how many are needed yet though.

Edit to add: rough estimate is – 112 full rectangles and 16 half rectangles needed to make the ghan roughly 5’x5′.

Motif #41 Blanket Progress

I love motifs! Quick and easy, and a great project to work on during limited amounts of time.

Motif #41 is definitely one of my favorites so far.

I started out with this first motif:

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I liked it so I added another. Then yet another:

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Of course I couldn’t stop there! The last you saw my progress, the WIP looked like this:

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I’ve made more progress over the past couple nights:

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Doesn’t it look fun?! I can’t wait to see where the colors lead me!

Donation Blanket #6

Just a quick post to share the beginning of donation blanket #6. This is using Bernat Satin in gray mist heather, plum mist heather, and denim mist heather. Size I hook.

This one is going a bit slow for me. I like the pattern, and I like the colors, but something just doesn’t work for me. My husband likes the color combination and so I’m trying to continue working on it.

I also found some yarn in the Wife Cave for another blanket as well, which I think will look great as a round ripple.

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