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.


Leanne said...

Love all the granny's-they are so pretty!! I make them too
and have a fair few here...!!

Leanne x

Greentwinsmummy said...

I havent yet seen Nanny McFee but think I will love it lol! I completely adore random colours in crochet blankets,I think for a child as well they are soooo lovely,I long to make one for the smalls,I did start to learn to crochet but sort of left it & have gone back to knitting now, will dig it out one day lol I think as a child I would have sat there making up stories about all teh different squares,anything that fires the imagination is just priceless :o)
Yours is lovely,really lovely you clever thing!

MiMi said...

Congrats on the finished product. It looks great. I can't wait to see how your daughter's quilt turns out.

Shirley Landis VanScoyk said...

You have been busy! And you are tagged! Now you have to go to my blog and tag me back! (That picture of the little boy is magazine worthy)

Gigi said...

I think the picture of the little boy came from a book my daughter found somewhere -- can't remember??? Didn't mean to imply it was taken by one of us!

em said...

Your granny square afghan looks exactly like one I have that my great grandmother made.

Gigi said...

Gigi, you are a very busy lady! : ) I would LOVE to make the granny square afghan with the bright colors & different size squares! Where would I find a pattern for that? I followed the links to attic24 and flickr group but couldn't find anything. Your creativity just astounds me! Wish I were as productive.

Gigi said...

Hi Brenda,
I think the one you're looking for is called Babette's Blanket. You can probably find it on Ravelry or maybe just a Google search will turn it up. It's been a while since I got that pattern, but I'm pretty sure it's one that you can buy and download online.
Good luck with it and I'd love to see your finished project!

Gigi said...

Hi again Brenda,
I just checked Ravelry and it's listed as "Babette Blanket", not Babette's.
Have fun!

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