Friday, November 05, 2010
My little sidetrip into granny squares. Shown here, while revealing that my affection for kitschy stuff extends beyond the crochet realm. That's one of our much abused lawn flamingos in the right background
There's something I like about this scarf,although it's about as well finished as the
construction site new porch/deck/stoop that is our front entrance.
I didn't really have a plan as to how to attach the squares; I don't like the slip-stitch-as-you-go look for this, and I couldn't decide if I liked single crocheting them together through both loops, the outer loops or the inner. I read about a braided attach but it seemed too elaborate. Maybe I just don't have enough crochet finesse. Yet. But the playing with colors? very fun. This is vintage Brown Sheep Lambs Pride in oatmeal natural that was koolaid dyed some time ago (the light green, aqua) Andys Merino (orangey) , some purple Cashmerino I got in a swap. They're all edged with Invernal, which is less hefty and fuzzier than the others, of indeterminate color and kind of makes it all pop.
The granny square, she may have her detractors (cough, Mary Lou, cough) but me? I'm ready to go for scarf #2.