Granny square much?



Since I recently moved out of Milan and became a commuter, I've been searching for a nice, portable hobby for the hour long train ride.  A while ago I fell in love with Chawne's amazing granny square blanket, and so while we were in New York this month I asked my dear friend Jen, artist and crocheter extraordinaire, to teach me how to make a square!  So we popped down to Purl Soho and picked up some gorgeous yarn and a crochet hook, and I've been a granny square-making machine ever since! Check out what I did in the first week back to work:



Fall has always been my favourite season.  Besides my birthday, I adored new sweaters and pencil cases and all the things that went with the beginning of the new school year.  Here in Italy,  the weather doesn't turn cold fast enough to produce the fall colours I grew up with in Canada - warm reds, deep purples, toasty golds and oranges.  So when I was choosing the yarn for my granny square blanket, I unconsciously chose the colours that to me signify the beginning of a new season.





Can't wait to finish it!

6 comments

  1. Thanks for your frienly comment on my blog, that made me feel happy :-) The granny square blanket was a birthday gift from my friend, who crochets a lot of lovely things. I love your colourful grannies too, they really look very nice and I'd like to see, what you'll do with them!
    Yours, Martina

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  2. Your squares are impressive! I don't know how to crochet, so I'm always amazed at how how fast people can whip up those squares. Do you read Attic24? Amazing crochet (and family life) blog. She's got wonderful tutes and patterns.

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  3. wow! love those colors Ann! I know how to knit, but not crochet, can't wait to see it assembled into a blanket!

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  4. For some reason crochet confuses me. Both my sister and my Mother-in-law crochet, but I'd rather knit. Although when I see squares like your's I'm always tempted to pick the hook back up.

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  5. Oh, they're lovely! I'd love to see them all put together. Good luck on your progress!

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