Granny Afghan In Progress
I've been crocheting away on that granny square afghan for my boss. I decided to alternate rows of multi-color grannies with solid grannies, all trimmed in timeless black yarn. Changing colors every round was getting annoying and slowing me down. By alternating rows, I think this calms down the overall design of this classic afghan.
Lately, since I've been carting around this granny monster, others have been asking me to teach them how to crochet granny squares. I always help people learn, but then I confiscate their square so I can add it to the afghan...one less square for me to crochet! Thanks, students for helping me out!
A few family members and several friends are expecting babies in the next year. I've been on a baby hat, sweater, poncho and bib making jag lately too. I took a tip from Drew and purchased one of those Leisure Arts Booklets by Terry Kimbrough and whipped up a little cornflower yellow baby afghan. Once I deciphered the directions, it was fairly easy to crochet. I used Red Heart (washable) acrylic, with a little bit of some multi-colored stash yarn as an accent for this piece. This was a fun project because it held my interest, due to the challenging combination of stitches. I do wish the pattern had been charted and photographed better, so I could actually SEE the stitches used. Take note pattern writers out there! I'll probably try a few other patterns in this book too. I think that some of these lacy stitches would make great sweaters for our mild California weather!
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