This week I finished making my granny squares blanket. I started this way back last year, I think it was maybe last October. It was one of those projects that I would work on for a while and then need a break from, plus I ran out of yarn and forgot about it for a while. But....I am so glad that I went back to this because I really love how it has turned out and also because it really feels quite an achievement to finish a big blanket.
The squares are simple seven round granny squares. I made 36 of them and then joined them using double crochet. The yarn used was mainly Sirdar Snuggly although the cream yarn was Stylecraft Special DK. The border is my usual shell border but I decided to make it a little different by using red for this part. I had originally been going to use cream yarn but my Miss M thought that the red would look better. At first I was unsure, but now I think she was right...the red really finishes the blanket off.
So, this new blanket is now very happy in it's new home....in the living room over the edge of the sofa! Although it has not really been blanket snuggling weather, Miss M has tried it out and she has declared it "really cosy!" What more does a blanket need to be?!
Have a great weekend everyone!