And I'm immersed in the simplicity of the granny squares. Crochet has always had such a warm, cozy feeling to me. My grandma taught me a crochet chain, sc and dc when I was about 8. She lived in a cabin in the woods, in a small old village in Tennesse at that time. I remember she always called me Robin Lynn, maybe because it was more Southern... She passed away when I was in high school, and I then I inherited her hooks and sewing box, which is one of my favorite treasures to this day. The hooks rested for quite a while, but in recent years, I have started crocheting again. Last year, my Mom picked it up again too (who hasn't sewn in a long time). It's so soothing once the hook starts moving.
|Grandma's sewing box|
Different color choices make the blanket so rich. I'm using the same 10 earthy colors in different combinations, with a light blue border, alternating the sunburst square and granny square. I started it earlier this year, and on our Colorado/Wyoming trip this summer I finished at least 15 squares. I was so inspired by the colors in the landscape for the blocks. Now I have 36 squares done! Will keep posting updates on it when there is more! Each one is new color combination, which is the most fun part. Iko's favorite part is pouncing the yarn balls, and Jorellis likes to sniff and lick them :)