Thursday, January 27, 2011

My Creative space...



Okay I'm just going to come right out and say it, granny squares look pretty yes but what a pain in the but to make. I had grand plans (again) of doing a granny rug but it quickly changed in to a pillow after it took longer to sew in all the threads than crochet the squares. I think in future the two tone version will be just dandy. My hat is off to the grannies and granny makers.

Some more creativeness can be found right here at Kootoyoo.


18 comments:

  1. Agreed - sewing in ends is my least favourite part of crochet. Looks great though!

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  2. Laughing as I read your post. I feel your pain. Aren't grand plans amazing when you first get them, but so swiftly loose their sparkle.
    Have a great week.
    Carmel

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  3. I totally applaud you change of plans, and that you've even managed to make a pillow. WHich is gorgeous by the way. But me well never managed even that far, just do grannies which sit there unused.
    And sewing in the ends is the pits. xo

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  4. i love your choice of colours, so effective and its going to make a gorgeous cushion.

    x

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  5. They look wonderful. Unfortunately I'm another that has lots of grannies around but not the patience to put them all together *sigh* If only I had have inherited my mother's patience for granny blankets!

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  6. That is soooo something I would do. Even when it looks this lovely I would still get bored and turn it into a cushion cover... you've done so well, though. x

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  7. ooooh it is gonna look just like the cushions that Nanna used to have!!

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  8. Do you know this blog http://theroyalsisters.blogspot.com/ ?
    She has excellent tutorials and she teaches you how to work in ends as you go.
    I would like to make something in the style of Sophie Digard...

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  9. Hmmm...let's not speak of granny squares. I've about 80 that need to be joined.

    Your abridged version looks terrific.

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  10. Just popping in to say that I'm thinking of you all up there. Stay safe, let's hope things go as badly as they expect.

    xx

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  11. ... but they look so fantastic!!! Make more, make more.

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  12. LOL, but great effort anyway.

    I ALWAYS have grand plans and then reality hits. Thankfully reality hit me early this time, just before I embarked on trying to make 100 calico shopping bags FROM SCRATCH!

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  13. oops! Just popped back here and read my last comment again. Obviously I meant to say "don't" go as badly as they expect. Still thinking of you all.

    xx

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  14. haha, thanks for your comments. I will make more one day... when i have more pateince... probably when i'm a granny!
    Thanks Seina, we evacuated to Mackay, your comment made me laugh.
    Kelley you crazy kid, i had similar ideas of making shopping bags but crocheted... those plans are still on the cutting room floor. one day maybe.

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  15. Oh granny rugs, I haven't seen one of those for ages! They evoke so many memories, mostly of playing with my doll in her cot with a granny rug that my nanna made (never made it big enough for me - now I know why - so it always remained a dolly's blanket).

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  16. Oh, very nice. Probably worth the pain (or not?)

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