Sunday, March 20, 2011

No Time Like the Present, Right?

I’ve wanted to make a granny square afghan for years. I’m not exactly sure why. Something about them feels so… homey. So, cozy and grandma-y, I guess. So, I’ve decided -- now’s the time to learn how! As with all projects here, I don’t expect it to be done anytime soon. But, that’s okay. It’s the getting started -- or the not getting started, I should say -- that bothers me.

Check out this great tutorial on The Purl Bee, even if you already know how to make a granny square. This blog is beautiful!

I’m learning not to let projects get buried; keep them on a tabletop (or where I can see them) alongside all the needed materials and tools -- this is key (which includes any instructions that I will forget while it’s not being worked on and the actual crochet hook I am using, even though this means owning multiples -- that’s ok!). This way, even if I have just a few minutes, it’s all time spent working and not on gathering and prepping. Because, guess what -- time’s up!

Here's my start.  I'm not wild about this shade of green though.  My thought was that the blanket would be a garden of flowers, full of different colors.  We'll see.  It's a work in progress!  I have a feeling these will end up as tiny doll blankets in the dollhouse (and around the house), and my "blanket" idea will morph into something else with granny squares.  That's great, too!

It’s fun to teach Sela to crochet, too. My favorite beginning crochet book is Kid’s Crochet: Projects for Kids of All Ages by Ronci and Corwin. It’s good for kids as well as for adults like me who don’t have time to do complicated projects but want to create a little something. I’m even going to try making their simple sweater sometime! I think I can, I think I can…

Linus is happy playing with the yarn. He likes to be included. Wonder what he’ll come up with…


  1. Hooray for just getting going! And I like your colors a lot. :)

  2. I am loving your positive approach and inspired to follow :)


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