Sunday, January 13, 2013

Granny Love Ta Dah!

 I am having a very happy weekend. Our weather is typical winter in Iowa. Cold, dreary and a bit of snow last night. Perfect. I love winter. Not many people say that. I love a cold, dark and snowy afternoon to sit and work on a project. Autumn was working on a project too.
 As I was sewing up the last of the ends on this huge blanket, 2028 ends if you want to know, Autumn asked me if she could use my graph paper and colored pens. Sure. She came up with this all on her own and asked if I would make it for her. Umm, of course I will.
She colored in a patchwork blanket that she wants me to crochet. She wrote all that on the page too. I didn't know she even knew what Ravelry was. Kids pay a lot more attention than we give them credit for. I was so happy that she came up with this. I have been wanting to make one of the granny patchwork blankets that I have been admiring and now I have a reason to. I even have the yarn. When the stores around here discontinued one of my favorite yarns, I bought all of it that I could find. It is Debbie Stoller's Stitch Nation Bamboo Ewe. 
This is my new project that I will start today. I have a sweater I want to make for myself but, I am a sucker for making things when someone asks me to. I can't resist.
 Now for the big reveal. Last summer my friend, Tracy, and I decided to make granny square blankets. She has had an amazingly busy year, watching her granddaughter and welcoming her new grandson in to the world. I don't think she had time to make herself the blanket. She had baby things to make. Lots of baby things. Did I mention both babies are under 2 years old. Tracy is a really neat lady and I got to know her through a swap on Ravelry. I started the blanket and got about half done and decided I didn't want one edged in cream. Ha ha, I also decided that I didn't want all the squares to be the same size. Since I was making this for my bed, I was allowed to change my mind. I have not shown any photos of it since I changed the plans for it. Here it is...

I love my new blanket. It is 6 and a half feet wide and 7 and a half feet long. Perfect for our queen size bed. I will get a shot of it on the bed after my husband wakes up. Don't think he wants me in there taking pictures right now. Lol. 234 squares. 216 small squares and 18 large squares. I hope everyone enjoys the rest of their Sunday. Talk to you soon. :)


  1. Kashi, that is beautiful! I can't believe how productive you are, it seems like almost every week you reveal a beautiful new blanket. What a clever little girls you have, obviously a crafter of the future, you'll have to get her making granny squares soon!

  2. Oooooh,such a beauty of a blanket! Gorgeous job, Kashi! And I love Autumn's plans for her new blankie. She obviously will become very crafty herself! My Little Guy tried knitting with me today. Okay, it was more him holding my needles as well, as he is only 19 months old, but he sooo enjoyed helping his Mama!

  3. How stunning your blanket is! And how awesome that your girl knows so well what she wants!

  4. That is simply awesome.. bravo to you! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  5. Your Granny square blanket is gorgeous, and I can't wait to see Autumn's design come to life!
    Judy xx

  6. Oh wow, what lovely soft colours. Fiona

  7. I love it! Specially the different sized squares. It looks amazing!

  8. Gorgeous!! What a wonderful, wonderful blanket ♥