Members of the Toronto Hookups Crochet Guild
bring one 8" square to each meeting (12 per year), which are then compiled into afghans for Warming Families
. In my stash, I found this wonderfully bright & colourful Bernat yarn I had picked up at a thrift shop for 59 cents and it made up this pretty granny square:
I then decided to do up the rest of the skein and submit them all to the co-ordinator for Warming Families. Well, I ended up with six squares (it was a Super Saver sized skein) and then came up with the idea to submit a whole crib blanket instead. At first I thought to make up the rest in white and assemble them from there. Then, little lightbulbs went off. A shocker for me considering I usually follow a pattern to a tee and don't usually come up with stuff on my own. I frogged all six multicoloured squares, bought some RH Comfort (454 g) in white, found some lavender and raspberry yarn in my stash, and came up with these:
There will be 4 of each square, thus making it a 4x5 crib ghan. I have to still add the last two colour rounds of the square on the hook, and finish off 3 more of those as well. I plan on using the flat braid method to join them...I've never done that before so we'll see how it goes.
Now, I know many will be saying, "So what? She's making a granny square blanket." Well, those who know me will be surprised as believe it or not, I've never joined motifs nor squares before, and I absolutely detest weaving in ends thus almost never change colours in my work. So, this is a real accomplishment for me. :) I hope to submit the afghan at our next guild meeting on April 16.