9 Sep 2018

Granny Squares = Lots of Tails

Do they ever end???!!!!
I'm making great progress on my Granny Square blanket, but boy! there are an AWFUL LOT of little ends to weave in. Seriously. A lot. 

This little lot is just from 20 squares. There are way more squares in the blanket. 

BUT...and it's a big but (not quite as big as my butt though!!!) I am seriously in love with this blanket. It's also the first truly random blanket I've ever made. Normally I do controlled random in that I'm a bit of a control freak when it comes to colour. 
This time I've thrown caution to the wind and have just gone with it. 

If you remember from the last post, I chose 11 colours in the gorgeous Scheepjes River Washed yarn. 

I've used 10 in the squares and the remaining colour will be used for joining and the border.

I've made lots of the little centres with each colour and then have pulled colours randomly to make the next 2 rounds. 

I love how the colours play against each other. It makes my heart sing, all of those rich colours nestled up against each other. 

I've got a healthy pile of squares now! These are the blocked ones. 

And some in the blocking process. I use a homemade blocking board that is covered in inch square gingham. Makes it so much easier than having to measure them out!

OK....now a word on blocking. I'm like a broken record on this topic! Blocking really does make a huge difference to your finished project. It gives it a professional finish and the fabric drapes much better when blocked. Don't believe me?

Check out this picture of a blocked and unblocked square sitting next to each other!
Bit of a no brainer really!!!

On account of there being soooo many squares to make for this blanket, and I also work full time, I haven't quite got to the joining stage to share with you this weekend. I'll post another update next weekend. I'm going to use 2 different joining techniques for this blanket. Nothing too complicated so it'll be a great beginner project!

Til next time x

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1 comment:

  1. Love the colours! Looking quite Christmassy too :)