i have always wanted to make a granny square afghan. ever since the early 90s in fact, when i saw some very beautiful ones on northern exposure. i watched the show again recently on dvd and fancied making a crochet blanket but never really got to it. until i saw this:
from garnet hill
i was immediately prompted to dig through my yarn stash. regretfully, i couldn't find many colors that are as agreeable as garnet hill's. also regretfully, i can't seem to get a more defined six sided shape. but i am rather okay with my garish amoebas. i'm loving them, even.
let's see how much love i will feel when the time comes for me to piece 304 of them together.
that was taken near the japanese garden in golden gate park. jg and i went just to see the cherry blossoms. i really wanted to post pictures of the lovely trees but, because jg was in charge of the digital camera, i was in every shot. and i did not want anyone to see my horrible outfit.
at scrap, when i go to pay for the junk, they'd always ask what i'd use it for. and i would always shrug my shoulders and sheepishly admit that i don't know. i would have never guessed that this response would one day translate to "artist."
i'm nine garish hexagons away from being done with the crocheting of the afghan. i have already begun experimenting with ways to attach them. i'm looking for a method that will require the least amount of yarn breaking. do you know how it could be done? i'm open to all suggestions.