Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Granny Square Day 2018

I don't need a reason to make granny squares.
They are quick and easy to make and are always my go-to project when I'm not quite sure what I want to do.
In 2014, Sue, @suregal27 on Instagram, declared a day in August as granny-square day and it's been an annual event ever since.
This year, Simple Crochet Magazine @simplycrochetmag took on the duty of hosting #grannysquareday2018.
Recently I made a stack of small granny-square blankets that I am going to donate to a lady who rescues cats.
This blanket was going to go to one of my husband's customers whose wife just had a baby after trying for 20 years.  But, unfortunately, when I washed it, I realized that using scrap yarn isn't always a smart thing to do.
Turns out the teal colored yarn was for felting.
So disappointing.
 Had a lovely, long walk by the sea today.
And made some more granny-squares that remind me of the colors I saw.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!


Linda said...

Looks like a wonderful way to spend your day. Sorry about the blanket that didn't work out - it looked lovely though.

Tomorrow morning, I begin my physical therapy and hopefully it will be shortlived. The past 2 days, I've noted vast improvement and at times, I almost forget anything happened. I still can't raise my arm fully extended though so there is some work to do at therapy.

We'll be in the middle of part 2 of Sarah & Dakota's move this week - maybe by the weekend, though they were hoping they could move in the new place tomorrow or Friday (they were really hoping for Tuesday but that came and went and didn't happen due to the landlord making repairs). At any rate, enough typing for me now. A little reading and then homeward bound for the day. :)

kathyinozarks said...

Oh no I am sorry about your blanket after washing-that's a real bummer but I love the pretty blues in the last two photos-does look like the sea-that would have been a lovely walk
Happy Wednesday

Betsy said...

I like granny squares too. Whenever I feel myself a bit out of sorts, I resort to granny squares. They’re very comforting to me for some reason. Sorry about your felted blanket. That’s one of the reasons why I try to always use the same brands of yarn if possible when making blankets. Your stack of granny blankets is stunning.
Blessings, Betsy

Lorrie said...

Beautiful colour combinations in your granny squares. I've been doing a little sewing recently - some clothes for the new school year. This morning I mis-read the instructions on a new pattern and ended up spending quite a bit of time unsewing. It's all fixed now and will soon be finished.

Maya Kuzman said...

Pity the blanket was ruined, but I am sure you can repurpose it!
Happy belated granny square day! I am always in for grannies :)

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
So sorry for all the work on that beautiful baby blanket but it can still serve as a kitty blanket though!
How wonderful that your husband's customer got pregnant after 20 years; miracle in the making.
Sending you hugs,

Teresa Kasner said...

I also love granny squares! If you had a part felt on your blanket.. but an animal would love to cozy up in it. Like your kitty! I'm glad you fixed the widget problem on your blog and now it works like it should! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Connie said...

Granny squared blankets are so comforting and homespun. I love them and yours are beautiful. Nice walk by the sea too . . . thanks for sharing.
Connie :)

Serena Lewis said...

This post makes me want to pick up my crochet hook again. Lovely! Such a pity that the teal wool was meant for felting. While it's probably not suitable for a baby gift, I'm sure there would be lots of other options. I still use the crochet throw blankets I made years ago — they come in so handy though winter and my doggies love them too. :)

Angie said...

Tammy - oh, you must have been crushed when you took it out of the washer … my heart feels for you. Hopefully you will get joy out of making a new one for your husband's customer? I like the sea colors very much - a perfect source of inspiration!

Kit said...

Oh what a problem! So sorry about the blanket. I have always liked granny squares, in fact it us the only thing that I know how to crochet. :) Kit

Susan said...

Love your granny squares, Tammy. Sorry about the baby blanket. It's so pretty, too. You are amazing. Susan

Lyn said...

I started a granny square blanket about eight years ago....still not finished it!
I love your sea inspired granny square, they will make a lovely blanket. Xx

handmade by amalia said...

Oh, you must have been so disappointed! I like making granny squares as well, they are so relaxing and I love playing with colors.

Gracie Saylor said...

While I still am shy about trying granny squares, I admire the ones you stitched and showed us here, Tammy. I am sorry about the felted yarn as well; though, I imagine some lovely kitty will not mind it one bit. I forgot that I used wool yarn for the first afghan I knitted about 50 years ago and was so sad that it shrank from a double bed size to a lap blanket when I washed and dried it. However, I still have the blanket and used it last night, in fact. I just caught up with your August posts and thank you so much for creating them. I so enjoyed the beauty you captured in nature and artwork in your photos, and am glad you had a good visit with friends...except for the one day of illness! Cheering you on to happy creative times! xx

Liz D said...

I love your beach and your granny squares. Still have not managed to learn to crochet.


Rostrose said...

Hi dearest Tammy,
I hope you are fine! I love your colorful granny-squares. In Austria it's Autumn now and getting cold, so I think I'll soon start crochetting again, too :-)
Hugs from here, Traude

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