I seem to be developing a growing obsession with all things "granny" ever since I made a granny stripe blanket for my nephew. So when I came across Sarah London's fantastic picture tutorial on Flickr for joining granny squares as you go, I decided to give it a try. By the way, Sarah's work is amazing! Scrolling through her Flickr photo stream is a feast for the eyes - I really admire people with a fearless approach to colour - so inspiring!
Anyway, I'd brought along some stash plötulopi (single ply, unspun Icelandic wool) that I wanted to use up, and spent my first week here pretty much just staring at it wondering what to do, so I'm very happy now that I have a project for it. So far so good, but my squares are quite small so it might take the rest of the summer before I have an actual blanket. I'm using the yarn in single strands because I don't want the finished blanket to be too heavy - this way it will still be warm, but lighter and more delicate than if I'd doubled the strands.
Will post updates as I go!
See what some other crafty folks are making over here.