Saturday, July 10, 2010

Today is a great day for justice

For I...have conquered the granny square.

Apparently my great grandmother's mad crochet skillz are hereditary. Anyone care to guess what you're all getting for Christmas? If you said blankets, you guessed right.

Welp, back to the granny squares. I've only got about a bajillion of these to go before December.


River Glorious said...

Very nice colors! :) They're fun to make. How are you going to join them?

Ambar in Puerto Rico

P.S. Leave a longer tail for weaving in later or it will unravel.

ksaldria said...

One pattern I looked at said to use dental floss and yarn to sew them together, so I thought I'd try that. I'm still a complete newbie when it comes to crochet and half of what I do I make up as I go along. Thanks for the advice :)

River Glorious said...

No!!! No no no, never dental floss, or sewing thread. Just use yarn. Anything else will eventually cut through the yarn. I know because I have been repairing an afghan that is 15 years old. A woman made it for a baby, and the squares that were made with short tails, either at the beginning of the square, or at the end, were unraveling.

The ones put together with thread were cut into. Never never never!

It would be awful to make it and then have it either unravel or torn.


:) :) :)

ksaldria said...

Huh, I never thought of that but it makes sense. I just used yarn on my last blanket because I couldn't be bothered to go out and get dental floss. But now that I know, I'll just stick to yarn. Thanks!

River Glorious said...

Wowsers, I'm glad you used yarn. Speaking of afghan repair, I should finish the baby afghan already, but it' more than 100 tiny squares, made of baby yarn, and I have to undo each and every square, redo it, and then finally sew them together.

A kind sou from the USA sent me some old yarn she had lying around somewhere, and it's exactly the same yarn that the original crocheter used to make this blankie.

God bless you and good luck with your new afghan. :)