I wrote about my love for granny squares a while back, and I finally got around to joining all sixty one of those squares. I just finished the blanket and blocked it last night as a matter of fact.
|My very first blanket made with different sized squares.|
You have my apologies for the state of this photo. It seems someone kicked my camera or something in the two weeks since I took the before shots of the living room for an upcoming before and after update on our redecorating projects. This was the only photo out of the two dozen I took this morning that came out in focus, so of course it was the only one where the flash went off.
Yeah, I didn't know it until I started running the Etsy store, but the flash on a camera is your enemy when trying to take good photos. It washes out the color and creates bright spots.
Also, something I learned with this blanket, if you're making an all sizes blanket like this one, you want to make your squares in multiples of the same number, but if you're using a background color like I did here, don't break the pattern for the background color. Even though the round I did in the background color was done in double crochet like the rest of the squares, I did the round solid instead of the typical granny square pattern. It threw the stitch count off just enough to cause a lot of problems trying to fit them together.
Just a personal note at the end of this. We're in the middle of phasing out the afternoon nap for both girls, and I have way more crafty items to finish for holiday gifts than I can possibly get done in time. So, I have virtually no writing time at the moment. Please bear with me until the new year as posting will be erratic at best.