Sunday, February 8, 2015

The Giant Granny Finish



 Happy Sunday !
Yesterday I finished the giant granny square blanket I was working on .. I started it last Friday ..so it took 9 days.. There are 52 rows of grannies and 6 rows of border and 2 rows of the little tailored ruffles..
It looks kind of gingham check in this photo ..

 This blanket will be in the mail to California this week to a family that helped our son who was out in California last semester at a junior college.. They fed him home cooked meals, took him places , put pictures from the football games on facebook for me to see and texted me with game details at the games we didn't go to..We truly appreciate all they did for him..and us :)


 The border is 6 rows of single crochet .. Then I did the little ruffles by chain 3 single crochet around every other post of the last row of crochet .. Then chain 3 and crochet in every other stitch at the top. It gives a little texture and I love the little tiny ruffleyness ..
 We had a play in the snow day with one of the Grandsons this week.. My daughters little dog loves the snow ..She hops like a bunny and doesn't want to go inside !


I started and finished this one yesterday .. A year in chalk .. how perfect for me.. chalkboard and stitching.. Its from Hands on Design .. I tried to stitch It on the 30ct WDW gunmetal that the pattern suggests , but I had to get black 28 count Monaco. I need the stiffness of the Monaco vs. the linen. I will be off to find a way to display these today. Hoping to get February's pattern soon so I can get to work on it.



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12 comments:

Maggee said...

Love the Granny Blanket and I am sure the people in California will also! Such a thoughtful gift! I KNEW you would do the Chalkboard designs! I look forward to seeing how you will finish it! Great snow pictures...

Kathleen George said...

Beautiful blanket! Your creativeness' just astounds me. I always smile when I see your doggies snuggled in your afghans. Love the snow pictures with your family. Kathleen in Az

Lisa said...

A beautiful blanket and so big. I love the pattern and the colors.
Have a nice week.

Lisa

Barb said...

How nice of you to make the beautiful blanket for the family that was kind to your son. The snow photos are great. I think I would frame the one of your cute grandson! Those chalk designs are right up your alley. They are really cute.

Cole said...

A beautiful blanket! I love the colors you chose, so spring like!

Kris said...

What a beautiful gift! They will cherish it! Love the snow photos!!! So cute!!!
xo Kris

Lilly's Mom said...

This is such a lovely blanket you made! I love the colors. I'm sure it makes you feel good to look at something so beautiful you created.

Betty said...

Hi, I'm visiting from Show and Share. That blanket is lovely and such a thoughtful gift. Cute snow pictures too.

CraftyGurl said...

What a beautiful blanket, something they will treasure for years to come.

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

What a treasure! Your grandson is adorable and the picture of him with the snow is amazing!
Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
Blessings,
Cindy

Anna said...

Beautiful !!!
Anna

Hetty said...

Love it! You choose very pretty colors! hetty@stonehouseworkshop.com