Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Scrapghan Project of '09

Granny square scrapghan
i cleaned out my yarn closet and organized my leftovers by weight. i discovered a large amount of worsted weight and fingering weight scraps. i decided to use my reynolds andean alpaca in cream and the worsted scraps/small skeins of handspun to make a granny square afghan. i'm using a J hook. the strips are 6 squares long, and I think I can get at least 7 rows.

it takes me about a year to finish a blanket, so i'm not in a huge hurry. i'm crocheting 6 squares and then seaming them together, b/c i know if i finish all the squares first and then have to seam, it'll never get finished.

now if only i could figure out what to do with all the fingering weight scraps, my stash would be down to almost nothing. we won't count the fiber stash in this equation.

4 comments:

  1. Wonderful crochet! Love how the colours work thogether.
    I've nominated you for an award on my blog, hop on over to see... I really appreciate your creativity!

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  2. I'm inspired by the yarn closet cleaning. I desperately need to go through all my stuff and get it in order. The blankets a very good idea. One day I'd like to do one of those mitered sock yarn blankets from scraps, but I kind of doubt that'll even happen. With my procrastination I'd be lucky to get it done before I die.

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  3. I found your blog today through make do and mend. So much lovely yarn! I would recommend holding fingering weight yarn doubled, and that will approximates worsted weight.

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  4. I'm doing the same sort stash busting blanket, but with fingering weight... this is what I decided on
    http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/barn-raising-quilt

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