This is a story about how I came to make the best granny square blanket ever.
Way back in winter I taught myself how to knit & crochet as one of the first projects in my 12-12-12 project this year. Then crocheting took a huge hold on my life for a while. I was making everything! And this blanket became one of the things I wanted to make. I spent $80 on new yarn on my birthday and got started right away.
I knew this project was a bit large for a novice crochetter but I couldn’t help myself. It was however this reason that I decided not to share that I was taking on this task on the blog. Honestly I was afraid I may never actually finish it. To my own surprise I actually finished in record time, and wrapped the whole thing up at the end of May, which equates to roughly 3 months. And I impress myself.
At the time I had a lot going on, including but not limited to buying a house, attending and planning wedding events and yadda yadda, so I never got around to posting about it. Next thing I know we moved and its summer and the blanket got shoved into a basket somewhere and forgotten until recently.
I pulled it out for the first time a couple weeks ago and laid it on the guest bed. I haven’t been able to stop looking at it since. I’m so proud and it’s so pretty. To give you an idea of the size of the blanket the bed above is a full size bed.
I won’t even pretend that I can explain to you how to make this thing, but if anyone is interested go here. Sandra does a great job of explaining her methodology in making the original blanket.
Have you finished any awesome projects lately?