Granny Squares – did you know they were back in style … with a vengeance and a whole new look? Search for Granny Squares on Pinterest and hold on to your hat! I did that and I couldn’t believe what I found. So many different kinds of Granny Squares in some awesome color combo’s that I couldn’t gather yarn fast enough.
And then I found it – the Granny Square blanket to end all Granny Square blankets –
It’s Granny Squares – ala 2015!! Isn’t that gorgeous? I spent a good part of an afternoon exploring her site, and even though it’s all in French, I seemed to understand some of it.
Then I realized I wanted to make one. And I thought, omg – all that yarn to buy – even though I already have enough to last until the late 3000s. I saw one post where it looked like she hand dyed most of her yarn.
I had recently organized my yarn bins into worsted, fingering and lace wt wool. Another realization – I could combine yarns! A strand of fingering with a strand of lace, and suddenly I had all the yarn I needed – and more!
You can plainly see the combination of yarns in this picture.
I realize this is not an ‘easy, weekend project’! I think this will probably take me a couple years to make. But that’s okay – something that beautiful is worth waiting for. I also like the fact there is no pattern. I get to make it up as I go along. If it’s not exactly like the original, that’s even better! Because it’s mine 🙂