6.06.2010

i heart grannies

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There is something simply so endearing about a crocheted granny square that -- ohhhh, I don't know -- it just delights me to no end.

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And since I am forever browsing this book & loving every motif that she has designed, I had to whip up Edie Eckman's motif #30 from her super-duper-gotta-have-this-book:

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I used scraps & leftovers from my yarn stash and came up with this color palette.

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Love the way the colors just seem to pop, but in a very quiet, whimsical sort of way.
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Whenever my day strays toward uncontrollalbe chaos -- yes, that does happen a lot -- I just picture these blocks in my mind or sometimes quickly run over to the ottoman to just look & behold how just a piece of yarn can make something so soothing to look at.



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Crazy, I know. But you know -- my husband gets that faraway gleam in his eye when looking at John Deere tractors -- but me...
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...it's that unexplainable-gotta-do-it-passion-can't-begin-to-explain-it-to-my-husband (think John Deere, dear) to recreate what both my grandmas did so many years ago.
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Yes, I really do heart grannies.
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23 comments:

Doris Sturm said...

Very pretty!

Faniquito said...

Hello, Dawn !!!

it is beautiful!! I love all the colors very cheery!

Kisses,

Ana

~kjirsten~ said...

Beautiful...just beautiful!!!!! I love grannies!!! Great work!

Tudy said...

What bright and happy colors.

Jeanette said...

What´s not to love about grannies? :)
I love the colors you´ve used!

廷伸廷伸 said...

幸福不是一切,人還有責任。..................................................

Evelyn said...

It is like a rainbow!! I love it. Congratulations.

ギウリヤ said...

absolutely lovely! I have that book as well, but I haven't tried any of the projects yet, I love exagons though! How are you planning to join them?

Pink Flower said...

lovely choice of colours

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

This was such a beautiful and soothing post too! Thanks Dawn. You create beautiful things.

pinksuedeshoe said...

These pictures make me happy. And giddy to learn to crochet :o)

Rachel D. said...

Dear Dawn, I understand exactely what you feel about grannies. And I have the same problem with my Dear Husband: he even said that knitting and crocheting is the same !! How dare !! ;-)
Anyway, your post is lovely and warms my heart.
Thank you for that.

Val said...

So lovely grannies, pics and colors. I love your work so much...

Becca said...

I love grannies. It was the first thing I learned to crochet, and I still enjoy making them. I think I may need to crochet some tonight.

Andi said...

Whooohooo! My crochet guru you just made me swoon. I mean seriously?!? Amazing color choices as always. Beautiful work!(but what else is new)
Love!

佩GailBohanan1蓉 said...

人間好話,要如海綿遇水牢牢吸住............................................................

esthermelvin said...

人有兩眼一舌,是為了觀察倍於說話的緣故。...............................................................

Cami said...

You did a great job on these. I also love the book. You have fantastic photography. Love your blog.

Francien said...

Its absolutly stunning Dawn...the colors..the beautiful and equal crochet...you have inspired me to try this to and order the book!! thanks for sharing the awesome pictures...
greetings Francien.

Krawuggl said...

Oh my, this pieces are so very beautiful, the colours are really gleaming with happyness and I could imagine your love for them a lot. Always, if I am making something I really like I love to look at it, stroke my hands on it, touch it, arrange it, play with it, it is such a heart warming feeling. And the thought to do a craft that is very old and that so many lovely women made it exactly like me and with the same enthusiasm is always again exiting. And that so many women still do. To share this love for handcrafting and our believe that it is still something of much value, spirit, charm and connection around the world.

胤珠胤珠 said...

你不能改變容貌~~但你可以展現笑容................................................................

Kim D. said...

Your Hexagon Grannies are Beautiful! Can you please tell me how you joined them. I really like the technique you used! Thanks, Kim DeMoise

Crazy Crafter said...

I love the colours!!! And the patterns in the book!!