Stop Me, I’m A Monster Today!!!

Oye!!!  So I made another motif.  I actually found another granny square project I want to make —

image and project credit: wisecraft (Blair Stocker)

Yep!!!  That puppy right there!  Ain’t it beautiful?  I’m going to use it as my long term —  One A Day project.  I want to either do a throw pillow or an afghan! 

To make sure I got the tutorial down pat, I tried the motif tonight and voila!

No!  I’m not going to use those psychedelic colours.  😀  This is just practice but I’m pretty pleased with it.  So much so, I’m going to dig some yarn out to start this tomorrow. 😀  The pattern says that before joining, the motif comes out more round than square but joining really opens the pattern up.  I can’t wait!

On another note, it’s disgusting that staying in my pjs and crafting all day with some intermittent T.V watching and a three hour conversation with my mom has been my absolute best vacation day so far. 😀  Wish I could have more days like this.

Third Time’s A Charm Baby!!!!

According to Kim — Yeeeeehaw!!!! 😀    Sidebar — go check her out.  She’s all kinda knitter/crocheter awesome and no, I’m NOT exaggerating.  I don’t know how she cranks out those super intense projects so quickly.  The woman is a machine!!! 

Now back to my “Precious” — there’s nothing else to say, I’m just going to let the F.O. speak for itself.

Behold …. (yes, I’m this corny — I prefer quirky — in real life 😀 )

It actually looks like a square.  Thank you, thankyouverymuch!  😛  Now it’s on to getting some yarn together so I can do some granny square throw pillows for my couch. 

Seriously though, although I initially used these instructions, it was the pattern in this book that connected the dots for me.  I did it with the new instructions 1 time and I was good to go.

Project Details

I can’t speak to any of the other instructions for stitches in this book but if the Granny Square instructions are anything to go by, I’ll say that I’m in for a treat!   It’s crazy, I picked up this book on a whim for $5.99 at a local bookshop; so far it seems to be a gem.  The reviews on Amazon about the book don’t seem to be very good, but for me so far so good.