Granny Swap

Sorry I've been absent this past week. My allergies have really had me down for the count. I went to an allergist Thursday and got some new meds and I'm already feeling MUCH better.
Anyway...back to the craftyness!!

As I've mentioned, I was in a swap for granny squares over on Craftster. I made 30 squares total, 5 partners got 6 each. I was pretty lucky to have 2 partners who listed specific colors that both included blues, purples and greens and 3 other partners without any color preferences. I looove the jewel toned yarns, so scrumptious!! It was so perfect to find a "dusty" version of each color too. All this yarn is Vanna's Choice and I got most of it with awesome coupons for Joann's, always a plus!

Here's a group shot with all the like squares in stacks. These squares are bigger than the ones I have been making myself. Mine are about 5 inches but these bad boys are 7 inches!

Here are all 30 spread out on my dressers. I love seeing them all together, these colors make me so happy.

You know I couldn't resist some close ups of these lovelies!

I can't wait to get the rest of my squares from my partners and share them with you all. My plan at the moment is to sew all 30 that I get from my partners into a lapghan for work. Once I have them who knows what ideas I might get though!

I hope everyone had a great week, I have lots of blog reading to catch up on. I'm going floating down the Lehigh River today, wwaaahhooo!! Hope you all have a great weekend too!



Trees said...

These look great! I love seeing them all together too - I have been trying to teach myself to crochet recently but its not really working out. Feel like I need a friend who can shows me the ins and outs of it!

Jamie said...

Thanks! I taught myself to crochet using the Stitch & Bitch Happy Hooker book and also youtube videos, maybe those could help you too.

Hello there! My name is June said...

Great work on so many squares! I'm hoping to finish my first ever afghan this year & it's taking f-o-r-e-v-e-r. I like your color variety here also!

Stay crafty!

Jamie said...

Thanks June! I'm working on another afghan I started in January for myself...it's taking a long time too!

Nicole Coffin. said...

Does it take forever to crochet? I'm starting to not like knitting because of how looong it takes to finish something. Your granny squares look so cute.....I love those colors too. This is unrelated to this post, but I wanted to let you know that my family has been microwave free for months now (whenever you mentioned it in a post a while back), and we haven't missed it in the slightest bit! Thanks for that push! :)

Jamie said...

Nicole - It does take a while depending on what you make. The little amigurumis that I make can take about a day or 2 depending on how determined I am to finish it. Big projects like an afghan can take quite a while because you need so many squares. I kind of like having the big afghan as a go to project in between the smaller ones I finish quickly.
I am so happy I encouraged you to get rid of your microwave!! I only got rid of mine out of neccesity, I had no where to keep it in my tiny apartment but I don't miss it a bit!