On Saturday, I went to Hobby Lobby to pick up some craft supplies and added this
book to my cart. I have wanted to learn to make granny squares for a long time, and
I decided that this book was just the inspiration I needed.
Take a look at that granny square slip covered chair. How fun is that!!!
Well, perhaps it's a bit soon to think of such a huge project, especially since I
can't even make one square, however, I am not one to back down on anything
I set my mind to. Swedish stock ~ in other words, I am determined and a
bit hard headed ;-)
In looking through the book, I decided that what I needed was to see someone
making a square. I find it is easier to watch someone knit or crochet in
addition to reading the instructions. So, I head over to YouTube and start
watching beginning granny square videos, just take a look at this next
picture of my one and only completed square ....
Pretty awful isn't it??? I should be embarrassed to show you this. It looks more
like a blob than a granny. I almost hurled it across the room, but I restrained
myself (just barely).
So I went to another and another granny square tutorial on YouTube,
but finally .... I found one that was easy to follow and I actually had some
Here is my first granny square in two colors even.
I need to work on my tension, but I suppose that will come with practice.
At least now it is more recognizable as a granny square. Bentley thought I was
crazy because I was jumping up and down with glee! It only took me all
afternoon, and I think we will be having sandwiches for dinner, but to me it
was worth it.
Here is the tutorial I followed if any of you are granny challenged like me.
Persistance pays off and it's no longer Susan versus the
granny square, it's Susan AND her granny squares!
Stay tuned for more craft battles :-)
Okay Bentley ~ mama still has to get in 45 minutes of
pilates. Whew, hardly enough hours in a day!!
Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley