Isn't it funny how the craftosphere (as Sister Diane so cleverly calls this virtual community we have here) sometimes just explodes all over with a similar obsession or project? I wonder if this happened before the internet? Do waves of creativity just sweep over the world at times and cause people to spontaneously begin similar projects? I wonder.
These past few weeks, it has been the granny square afghan. I would post some links but I don't even know where to start. Plus, if you are reading my little blog, you must be a dedicated craft blog reader and so would be better able to pin point good links than I (feel free to link away in your comments if you like.)
The funny thing is that I am just finishing my own granny square blanket based on this pattern from a 70s BHG knitting and crochet book:
It is called "the granny square sampler" and it is crazy fun to make, as there are nine different patterns and then variations on each pattern. It definitely kept me interested.
Here are a few of the squares before I got them sewed together:
As you might notice, my colors are a bit different from the original...since I am a fairly new crocheter, I don't have all the leftover little hunks to play around with.
One of the squares creates a 3-D flower effect that I love:
How cool is that?
I am working on the border rows and should be finished in the next few days--I am eager to unveil my new afghan. See you then!