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Granny’s Squares

Posted July 2nd, 2011 by

Granny's squares

My aunt and my mother have been going through my grandmother’s things in the last few months, and now and then they pass along something that might interest me.  Last time I visited home, I was the lucky recipient of all this.  There are benefits to being the only remaining knitter in the family!

The yarn, I suspect, is mostly acrylic.  Not my favorite choice, but it has its place.  Eco tawashi, perhaps?

More interesting to me than the yarn are the half-finished projects.  There are what looks like the parts to two baby sweaters in various states of completion, and several piles of granny squares.

Granny's squares

Granny squares, you say?  Oh, so very cool.  Granny squares made by Granny.  How perfect is that?

Granny's squares

My mother has suggested that I use my “artistic eye” and arrange them into something nice.  I’m not entirely sure who would get to keep this finished piece, and I have to admit to being a little less than enthusiastic about the task of sewing all of those squares together if I have to then relinquish it all…

I totally need to learn to crochet now.

365 day 183 - Granny's squares

I could add another row to the smaller squares so that they’re the same size as the big ones, and then I could make a few new squares, too (with all of that acrylic yarn).  Maybe then there’d be enough squares to make six smaller pieces – one for each of Granny’s daughters, daughter-in-law, and granddaughters.

But what kind of smaller pieces?  Anybody know of a cool project you can do with a handful of granny squares?

Linda, if you’re reading this, I think it’s finally time for me to buy that book of yours!

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