I just realized that I started this Giant Granny Square on January 9, 2010, a year ago! I would have finished it sooner, but crocheting always hurts my hands and arms. I was afraid I could not do anything else either, and had to put it aside. Then it got put into storage with all the other stuff, but now it's done!
This would be a perfect project for stash busting, but I had some yarn reserved for a Mosaic knit blanket, which I did not do, so I used this yarn for my Granny Square. It was like an epidemic going around about a year ago. All over flickr I saw them emerging in my contacts photostreams, and of course on Ravelry too. The pull was too strong, so I joined in.
I don't know anymore which one, but I found a tutorial on youtube on how to crochet IN the ends while working on it, so I had only to weave in the last end. So easy, and wonderful!
Here you can see the beginning/end of the rounds. I wanted it to be reversible, so I did not go round, and round, but turned around after each round was completed. It's a small thing, nobody would look that closely, I think, unless I'll point it out.
The outside photos look a little washed out, but it's between the inside/outside photos, where the real colors are. I love the inside photos more, because it really looks warm and comfortable, which it is. Happy was not interested in the blanket at all.
I was able to reserve some red yarn balls for the last round before I did the edge in natural white. I love the contrast.
Well, not all the way around, but orangy color was good too. It's 63" x 69" big! I have no idea why it's not more square, but it's very stretchy. I steam blocked it, that may have been a reason for the weird size. I wanted it really big, and it was so comfortable to crochet the last rounds, while it was resting on my lap, and legs, and even the toes where covered. That would have been not as nice, had I finished it during summer time.
I used all together 37 balls of Jojoland Rhythm in the colors M24 and 002 for this. It's 100% wool. This amounts to 4070yds/3721.6m.
start-finish: Jan. 9 - Dec. 27, 2010.
I only had to do the last 15 rounds to finish it off, and I'm glad it's done. I could not have done more, since my hands, and arms up to the elbows started to hurt again.
Want to see what I'm working on right now?
But I've still got a couple of other FO's to show, until next time, happy crafting!