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Friday, April 24, 2009

Granny Progress Report

It's been a long time since I first posted about my granny square afghan ambition. I have made a good bit of progress as you can see:

Making progress...

Making progress...

I have to say, though, I'm slightly bummed...I came across a posting today on a blog called Smosch and as you can see, her afghan much more closely resembles the one that first started me down this path...

This was the one I first saw:

The good news is, I never feel as though a project is wasted. It's not that I don't like mine so far, it's just not as close to the pattern as I'd hoped. I struggled trying to figure out how the scallops around the edges were made, experimenting with shells and other stitches until I settled on what I have now. Still, I've gotten a lot of practice with this one, and I can make another attempt when I'm finished. I saw some progress photos from Smosch that I think will give me a better chance at achieving a closer pattern:

I can see now that hers are really three rows of color in a circle and then the cream edging is what completes the square. I think the slight rippled effect comes naturally from the shells...we'll see if I'm able to get it closer next time.

I keep you posted on how my first attempt turns out and maybe post the pattern that I made up if any one is interested.

Oh, and Evie is fascinated by the little squares for sure. This video is pretty much the same thing for 2 minutes, so if you get the jist you can call it quits early. Personally, I could just watch her grunt at them all day. It's like she has some sort of secret sorting process going on there, or that she's looking for a particular one or testing for defects or something...


Brad said...

What a beautiful singing voice. Just like her mother! ;)

Anonymous said...

She is so cute. I wonder what she is saying? All the bright colors must overwhelm her. I am interested in seeing your finished product. Looks great so far. Good luck finishing, Pam

Write Softly said...

:52 - The smiles are PERFECT.

1:16 - "Now, mom -- do NOT let me catch you putting these two next to each other in the finished afghan. You hear me? YOU SHALL NOT."

1:25 - "And don't even get me STARTED on these two. Seriously. OPPOSITE CORNERS, mom. You got me?"

My favorite part of her grunting is the little breathy lift she tacks on to each grunt at the end. Gah, I love it.

Kathy said...

I can tell that she sings like her mother ... but does she also scream just for fun like you did?!!!? Not sure Uncle Marty ever recovered from the time he first heard you scream!

I enjoyed this so much ... keep 'em coming!

love you three ... ak

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