Monday, October 20, 2008
Granny Square Finish
Last night, I finished my granny square afghan -- one down lots to go. It's been washed and is clean smellingly soft and ready to snuggle in, and I think I've finally gotten all the ends trimmed off -- lots of those on a granny, arent' there? Anyway, I love plain old tradtional looking grannies, so that's what I did. I also love all the newer variations that I've run across online, and might try one of those later. Not now though, because next I'm going to start helping my daughter make hexagons for the blanket she's making for her little guy. She's modeling it on this one -- sweet isn't it? Not sure where it came from originally.
Here are just a few of the wonderful grannies I've come across lately. My daughter sent me the first one a few months, and I can't remember where it came from either, so I apologize for not giving credit to the person who made it. I think this is the same one Posy has mentioned on her blog too.
This one, I found linked to from Attic24 (love her blog). It's from a granny square Flickr group -- great colors, aren't they?
This one I found on Little Jenny Wren's blog -- love it too. It looks a lot like the one I found at the auction house a while back.
And of course, this is the semi famous granny from Nanny McPhee. My daughter searched the internet high and low to find this picture after she saw it in the movie. Then not long ago, I found a picture of it also on Attic24. Apparently, lots of us like this one -- the random no rhyme or reason colors and homeyness of it, I guess? I really think this is the one I like best and might try it next?
And isn't this gorgeous -- made by Susie Can Stitch -- won't these make a stunning afghan?
Well, just the tip of the iceberg, isn't it? So many great things to make, so little time.