My two old Grannies-in-Progress, ‘Flower Garden’
and that bag of blue granny squares that I discovered in a thrift shop a while back
did absolutely nothing to stop me from starting on a new granny – a mostly pastel scrap one made of cute little two-round squares that I’m joining as I go!
I made use of last month’s long car trips to and from New York State to weave in yarn ends so I’ll have far fewer of them to deal with later. Yay!! And by all the nasty new ends flailing about you can easily see the two rounds that I’ve added since we got home.
I’ll probably do two more rounds of squares and then a narrow border. . . if I have enough pastel scraps for two rounds, that is. As I showed in my last post, my stash of little pastel balls is shrinking,
which, on the one hand, is a Very, Very Good Thing, as making use of my many, many little pastel yarn scraps is the main objective of this project. However, this is Very Bad, as now I’m increasing my choice of colors by ‘stealing’ pastels from my Large Scrap Ball Stash, which, of course, will soon result in more Little Scrap Balls. ugh. It’s an endless cycle! lol.
The great thing about making kid-sized blankets, about 35″ x 54″, is that I’m usually done before the novelty of a new design has had a chance to wear out. So far this granny has been lottsa fun!
P.S. Got any ideas for a name?
I love it. It really is a never ending cycle, isn’t it? But we really wouldn’t ever want to totally clean up our stash, would we?
Names. Hmm. New York State of Mind, Two Round Dance, Study in Pastel, Where the Sidewalk ENDS, Sweetarts, Another One Bites the Pastels, or Petit Fours. Ok. That’s all I got.
I vote for Petit Fours!
The little granny squares do look like petit fours, don’t they?
With a little icing blossom on top of each!
“clean up our stash”?! ?! ? Horrors!! I shudder at the thought! lol.
‘Sweetarts’ strikes a cord with me. I remember buying loong rolls of them back in middle school, when schools still had candy machines in their lunch rooms!. . . or is it ‘SweeTarts’? – I’m off to check.
I love it too … it’s gorgeous!!!
Hi Bettina, my friend ~
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She is turning out well, isn’t she?!. . . these photos make me want to sit down and finish quickly – I can hardly wait for the Ta-Dah! post!
I thought it looked like Sherbert – or is it Sherbet?? Either way – that’s what I thought of. I also thought “Noah’s Ark” as the rows came two by two!! LOL Then again – SweetTarts is a good name too – my husband loves those things and this would bring them to mind. hhmmmmmm – well, good luck whatever you name it.
Very pretty! I can’t wait to see it finished! Sweet Tarts is a good choice for the name!
Thank You, Kathy. Me too! The center part of this went so quickly I thought I was going to zoom right through, but then the berries started ripening. We’re just going to have to wait a while . . . bird-netting, watering, picking, freezing, drying etc., and the weekly ripple, come before spending time with little ‘Granny SweeTarts’.