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I’m extremely busy this week but I thought I’d pop by with some more photos of my giant granny square!

honkin' granny square

This is all five balls of yarn that I had, and it’s about 42 inches square.

granny square!

I still need to find something to crochet a row of border, and to do that whole fabric-backing thing. I love it though! Just in case anyone missed it, I used the Purl Bee granny square tutorial.

Knitting? Yeppers, although just now I’m feeling a little stuck in terms of actually getting started on projects. I’ve got lots of ideas, I just need the time to sit down and work them out so I can get knitting!

an attempt

This is some Koigu that I really love – but this attempt got ripped. Working on something shawl-y.

Spinning down the stash is going…okay. I’ve been working on some merino/silk – it’s probably Ashland Bay, and I got it at Rhinebeck last year.

pretty purple

I’m almost done the second half, so then I can ply and be done with it! But I’m spinning it a touch finer, so of course it’s taking longer. Next bit I pull out of the fibre stash is getting the fast and furious treatment!

and it was going so well

So there I was, cruising along on the last round of my giant granny square. That’s right, I’ve crocheted up five 100g balls of Taiyo right quick! I was trying to outrun the yarn on the last, rather long go around – the blanket’s going to be about 40″ square – and then when I go to turn the last corner?

I neglected to go a proper corner on the previous round. Had to rip back two rounds.

Argh.

On the plus side, I do think there’ll be enough yarn. And I’m getting the urge to knit something to back it with, rather than using fabric – maybe just mitred stockinette or diagonal garter stitch, but I don’t know. It might be nice to back it with fabric, and I do have some really nice organic cotton jersey.

Oh, the possibilities.

(If I ever get to finish this thing.)

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