I took a break from the granny square sampler while I worked on my shawl, and it is so nice to be getting back to it! I really enjoy small projects more than big ones, and while technically a blanket is a big project, it hasn’t felt that way while it’s being divvied up into manageable chunks.
So I am once again in catch-up mode. I completed the squares from weeks 7 and 8 in the last few days. That puts me five weeks behind. It’s ok, though. I am a bit of an over-achiever where granny squares are concerned, and I suspect it’ll only take me a couple of weeks to be back where everyone else is.
These are from week 7. I really enjoyed these. The flower motifs are so pretty, and I think they would make lovely standalone squares. Remember my need for new coasters? these could work quite nicely. They’re fairly dense in the middle area, so the drips from a sweaty glass wouldn’t be likely to leak through any holes.
Week 8’s squares were pretty simple, I thought. I introduced a new color to the mix, too. I saw this pale aqua while shopping the other day, and although it’s not the same nice cotton as the the rest of the yarn I’m using (it’s cheap-o chain store cotton), I knew I needed it for this blanket. What can I say? It’s one of my colors.
This is my progress so far. Honestly, I thought I had more than this! I am going to have to stare at it for a while so that I can figure out what colors need to be better represented in the next blocks.
Those next blocks, by the way, will be on my hook tonight. See? Over-achiever.