Joining in with Ginny for this weeks Yarnalong...
When I first taught myself to crochet, the one image that kept popping up was a black trimmed afghan
with every color of the rainbow squares on a red sofa at my grandmother's house.
I have wanted to make one for two years now. So I thought the best time to start it
was right in the middle of trying to finish up Christmas presents!! I just couldn't wait any longer.
I gathered every scrap I had laying around. Silk bamboo, acrylic, wool, cotton...didn't matter....
Good thing I was off for 2 weeks in December. Making squares became my job!
I originally had planned on joining it all together with black, but when I saw "Charcoal"
I decided that was the right one....
Here is a glimpse of the first few squares that I had joined :
Here is the first 50. All joined and ends woven in...
I am thinking it will need to be 500+ squares to fit on a full size bed.
I am totally loving all the color play this is allowing.
My grandmother was an artist. She worked with paint, clay, stained glass...just about any medium
that you could possibly think of. I never really got a chance to spend a lot of time with her.
Unfortunately, she passed away last February, but I think she would be happy with all this color.
So in her memory, I am calling this blanket Ann
One of my favorites!!