I’m happy to report that not only do I have the minimum of 150 granny squares finished, 75 each of one-round and two-round squares, that I need for a ten square by fifteen square granny afghan, but I have many more! YAY!!
So I picked out the squares that looked best with the Light Yellow Green background color…
and then narrowed them down to 176, enough for a little larger blanket, eleven squares by sixteen squares, which I thought would end up about 38″ x 56″. I say ‘about’ because I expected that it would probably draw in a little since I’m joining my grannies as-I-go.
Sure enough – a row of eleven 3 1/2″ squares, which you would expect to measure 38 1/2″ (11 x 3 1/2″ = 38 1/2″) is more like 35 1/2″, which is fine as that’s about the same width as my ‘every week’ ripples. I’ll be adding a border of some kind.
This project is going incredibly fast! I’m already over half-way done with the joining, working on row nine out of sixteen. The green Red Heart Soft yarn is very nice to work with. Although 100% acrylic, it’s smooth without being slippery, reminding of some bamboo blend yarns.
Even more surprising – I’ve been dutifully weaving in the yarn tails as-I-go, so they won’t be able to taunt me at the end!
I think I’ve already decided which colors I’d like to include in the border. . .
Olive Green, Bright Purple and Pink, the colors that stand out most.
However… I don’t think I have any Olive Green or Bright Purple in my charity stash and my reliable friend, RHSS, doesn’t offer either shade. Hmmmmm.
I have seven more rows to join-as-I-go while I ponder this predicament.