Monday, August 17, 2009
My Granny Is Scrappy
With plenty of white yarn to finish the simple border, the granny afghan is complete. Let's do some project details, shall we?
Pattern: basic 4 round granny square
Yarn: Bernat Softee Baby in 8 colors, plus white
Specifics: Each square is 3 rounds of random colors with the 4th round done in white. There's 15 rows of 20 blocks for a total of 300 squares. The border is just one round of crab stitch (reverse single crochet).
Overall impressions: This is one of my favorite baby yarns, so when they expanded the color palette with some brighter colors, I thought this would be perfect. It is. The afghan is a nice size, the dk weight is light and the baby yarn is nice and soft. I did no formal planning on colors or layout... tried to not put too similar colors near each other, but didn't kill myself. I can't say enough how thrilled I am.
My only complaint: it did sort of suck a lot of time, making my goal of 24 finished projects for 2009 waaaay behind schedule. I might have to re-evaluate the sock thing...