Last Thursday I showed you the beginning of my newest granny, the third I have in-the-works. I had no intentions of starting another one anytime soon, but look at what someone started for me! This was in a bag of yarn I was given for my ripple charity project…
sixty blue and black granny squares stuffed in a bright pink tote!
Some squares are slightly smaller than others, but I can add another black round, using whichever stitch works, single, half-double, or double crochet, to bring each of them up to a five-and-a-half inch square. Put together in a six by ten arrangement, they’ll make a 33″ x 55″ blanket. With a border, it’ll be just the right size!
I’m tempted to crochet yet another round, probably while joining-as-I-go, because I think adding a contrasting color lattice, maybe light grey?, would turn it into a much prettier blanket. This idea depends on what’s in my charity yarn stash. I hope I find a color that coordinates well.
The stench of burning hair that accosted me when I did a flame test on this beautiful carmine yarn told me it’s 100% wool. These are about the size of tennis balls, but are incredibly heavy, because they are wound incredibly tight, to remove the crinkles in the unraveled yarn, I’m sure.
With one pound and ten ounces of it, I could make one large item or a few warm hats and mittens!
New yarn with pristine labels is something I rarely see among donations! These six five-ounce skeins of Bernat Softee Baby, a dk weight acrylic yarn, will easily mix with other pastel yarns from stash to become yummy cotton-candy-colored ripples.
There were some novelty yarns too! Since Plymouth Yarn’s Orient Express has both wool and mohair, so I’ll save it to accent wool hats or scarves.
But I can use both the Bernat Boa and the Plymouth Yarn Athena to add fun textures to some foster kids’ ripples!
I feel so fortunate every time someone contributes to my charity yarn stash! Thanks to generous people, I now have several more interesting yarns, and a granny, to play with and then give away.