Thursday, November 3, 2011

Granny squares - now 166 of them

I am not sure how many of you who have been hanging around my place long enough to have seen this crochet WiP before. I started this project way back in July 2010 but I was quickly forced to take a crochet break for 5 months as I got struck by pain in my crochet elbow. Since then I have been very careful with the crochet. Going slow. And my oh my, this project really is sloooooooowwwww.

I am now up to 166 squares and if I have calculated it all right I have another 86 to go... But I don't mind that this is taking forever. I am really enjoying the making of each and every square. Combinating the colors, joining the squares as a I go and watching the blanket growing...

What I like less is to tie in ends... So therefor I do one row at a time. To avoid getting overwhelmed by all the million ends. But they are quite pretty to look at. :D Says a crochetoholic... Nobody else would understand that.

So while the blanket is growing, I am finding new favorite color combos (with a tendency of loving everything involving white or blue)... I have another crochet WiP going on as well. Something Christmassy. I'll show you soon. Thanks for popping by and I hope you enjoyed my little Gypsy blanket update.

Kärlek
Annette

19 comments :

  1. Oh herre gud... vilken filt! Men snart att låta den växa allt eftersom. Då kan du liksom bestämma att du är klar precis när du vill (har tröttnat alltså). :-)

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  2. Really beautiful Annette, love all the colors, pretty, pretty, pretty!!!
    Know what you mean about all those ends, a major yuk job, maybe we should just leave them, they do look pretty after all :D
    Karen Xx

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  3. Wow that is a lot of squares :) it's looking great though! There is something so satisfying about watching a blanket grow isn't there... square after square, watching how it changes and grows each day. As for favourite colour combos, I really like the tonal squares in your last shot, beautiful! Jenny x

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  4. Your blanket is coming along so beautifully! Like you .. those strings spell "charm" to me too. :o) I can't wait to see your Christmas project. :o)
    I hope you have had a nice week.
    Sincerely, Trish

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  5. This is soo adorable! It looks so fabulously old fashioned and colourful and snuggly. I'm glad you're enjoying taking it easy with this blanket, I know how long those little squares take and the ends!! It certainly is a pleasure to see the progress so far. Good luck with getting it all done, I can't wait to see the finised article!

    S x

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  6. Wow, your blanket is super! The colors are so fun to look at. Even the ends!

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  7. It's beautiful! I have a special place in my heart for lengthy projects, as my ripple blanket has ben a WIP since the spring and is very slow-going!

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  8. I know what you mean! About the ends, that is. They can be quite appealing :) And sometimes I miss them after I get rid of them, ya know?
    I never throw away my ends neither; I keep them! Sometimes I use them to stuff a puff or whatever, or I just set them free in the woods for the birds and animals to use them :)
    xo,
    wink

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  9. Hi Annette , I love your gypsy blanket...it is perfect granny goodness. The ends look pretty to me too...especially as you are the one having to sew them in :0)
    Great idea to do a row at a time. Loved your post about Zurich too...sounded perfect !
    Jacquie x

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  10. Wow its looking amazing ,very colourfull and warm looking ,lovely to snuggle into i bet xx

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  11. Oh, it's fantastic!! Love all the colours (what yarn are you using?) and I hope all the lose ends won't drive you mad ;-)
    Have a great weekend,
    Esther.

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  12. This is awesome !!! just Beautiful....very much inspired by your work.Thanx for sharing !!!

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  13. Annette, the blanket is lovely but be sure to take care of your elbow. I sew in each round as I finish, I can't wait until the end I am a freak!
    Happy Weekend,
    MEredith

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  14. Hello! What a lovely blog you have. Thanks for stopping in to say hi. No, I am not Swedish, but some of my ancestors were and I just love Scandinavian things. I'm glad I described my idea of Switzerland well. It sounds like you have a wonderful life. Your granny square blanket is beautiful!

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  15. Beautiful! I love the colors/Ann

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  16. You've done so much now not long and it will all be finished, I too love the little ends they are so pretty when I'm finished sewing (which I detest) them all in and snipped them off it pains me to have to throw them out I have thought about keeping them in a jar but alas that would just add to the clutter, but before I sew them all in I do like playing with them too xx

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  17. Annette, your blanket is gorgeous. It makes me happy to just look at all the beautiful colors.

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  18. I just found your website by google imaging for granny squares. I really love this blanket- it's twinkly! I am wondering, do you have any rules as far as color choices or color combinations? Just a beginner myself but I'd like to be able to get this look. Thanks, Beth.

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Kärlek
Annette

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