Here, in North America, we are all longing for spring. Even though the calendar says we are March 24, it still feels and looks like February. If I look through the window, what I see is white snow, not so white snow, grayish and bare trees with buds waiting patiently for the weather to warm up.
That led me to work on Spring-looking projects for the past weeks. Bright and happy colors is what we need. I worked on an embroidered egg, in yellow, orange, pink and green. With sparkling beads. Very Spring! I will be able to show it to you next Friday.
Today, I am talking about my Narcissus Baby Blanket that I finished yesterday. All in white and yellow. Like the narcissus that are supposed to be getting ready to emerged from the soil. I think that I will have to wait some time for that to happen and I decided to work on a blanket in those colors. White and yellow together make a very cheery team. And as I have never, ever, made a Granny Square in my life and keep seeing them everywhere on blogs, Pinterest and the likes, I decided to try it.
The Granny Square is for sure fun to crochet. It’s fast and whatever the colors, it always looks good. You change one color for one row, and the square have a completely different look. But, and for me it is a big “but”, you have to tuck in two loose strands at each row. That is a very boring task, in my opinion. Thankfully, it is a baby blanket. I could not imagine having to do that for a king-size bedspread.
After, you have to join the squares. I decided to do it with the hook. Much faster than with the yarn needle. (But you still have to tuck in two strands for each joining row…) This method made a thick join but I like the crosses it created.
I enjoyed crocheting with the bright team of colors and like the lively blanket. But I do not think I will make Granny Squares again, though. The loose strands are too much work for the lazy part of me.