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.


Marla McLean, Atelierista said...

Do you know Mom made me one of these with the leftover squares from Ariana's HS graduation afghan in 2007? Matchies! I'll wear mine when I visit for Thanksgiving!
I adore kitsch too.

Ellen Bloom said...

This scarf turned out beautifully, Gale! Yayyy for Grannies! Excellent color combos!!

Mandy said...

The colors look fab together! Go granny square!

Rose said...

I only have eyes for the sweater you are wearing in these pics...did you make it?

gale (she shoots sheep shots) said...

Hey, Rose, the sweater was a sweet deal from the Sundance Outlet online a couple of months ago. Thanks!

margene said...

I have a fondness for granny squares. A square was my first project and I hooked every size and shape of square, in every color known, for years to come. The colors in your scarf make it look vintage and yet, very today. Nice work.

Mary Lou said...

Wow, that sure is a granny square scarf. And I guess you and building inspectors finally came to an agreement?

twinsetellen said...

Excellent colors. They remind me of gray.

Rose said...

Gale -

Just coming back here to see your reply after spying the sweater again in today's post...thanks for the reply!

I love the Sundance catalog.