Thursday, July 11, 2013

Giant Half Granny Wrap


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The doctor has put a band-aid on Miss K, but the fluttery cotton poet’s tunic we made together makes me look like a pregnant grandmother.  More on that later.  This awesome granny triangle thing is way more satisfying.
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Such extreme wrappiness!
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It’s just what I wanted.  I miss working on it already.  How many is too many, do you think? 
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This is really just a big granny triangle (here's a tutorial) worked in sock yarn.  I used a US F crochet hook, and the yarns are Cascade Heritage Silk and Louet Gems Fingering Weight (the gray only).  So.  Much.  Fun!  Why is the granny square thing so much fun to do?  People say they are addicted to this pattern, and oh, I am a believer.  I might be a granny square addict myself.  And granny triangles now, too.  I look down at my hands as I work on this, and they are just flying, they’re a happy blur of hooking.  Fabulous. 
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Extra thoughts:  I had Raspberry Shortcake for breakfast, which Dean says isn’t a thing, but it totally is, since I just finished eating it.  The wild orange lilies are a profuse firework next to the old patio.  It is cool enough today to think about making soup.  Maybe Potato and Leek.  I love leeks.  The sky looks churned up and stormy, and the treetops are tossing like a ship at sea.  This summer is so different from last year, when we lolled and baked under a merciless sun, each day more stunningly tropical than the one before.  This season feels stirred up and unsettled.  I stand on the porch, looking across the orchard at the distant clouds, wondering what could be coming.

29 comments:

  1. Oh, I just love it...AND, I need one of these, and so does my mother, and maybe my sister too! Thank you, Kristen, for your always wonderful inspiration!...So far the summer here on Long Island, has been very humid and hot. At this point I'm just looking forward to fall, and sitting on the porch wrapped up in one of these lovelies! Have a fun weekend! xo

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  2. It's beautiful! I love the colors. I want one too and I think I actually have the crochet chops to make this myself. I just bookmarked the pattern, thank you for sharing it. I hope you get more temperate weather soon, but I do love a good storm.

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  3. I love it! Perfect wrap up size size too. Let the addiction begin! You will want to make another, I promise. I already started one after seeing your last post. I have a 6 hour road trip coming up and plan on working on it in the car, instead of anxiously watching traffic and grabbing the OS handle while my husband drives.

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    1. The OS handle! Love that. I get ya, sister. :)

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  4. That is a wrap and a half! I made one out of sock yarn and it has a lovely drape. I edged mine with a border and little beads and people always comment on it - I think it is FAB. Jo x

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  5. The most pretty "granny" I have ever seen!

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  6. I love those granny patterns very much... allready made some of them & have one in progress right now and a granny blanket also.
    Yours looks lovely! I like the colours!

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  7. I can relate...there is something abouth the granny st. so soothuing and familiar. Your shawl is gorgeous!

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  8. That's very pretty. The colors go together nicely. when all else fails, turn to a granny square.

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  9. I've been a reader of your blog for a while now, you are one of my favourites, prolific and inspiring. Can't ask for more than that! x

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  10. Oh that is so gorgeous and cuddly; love the colours - pink and grey always look so good together I think!
    You are a really fast worker - do you have a conveyor belt at your place? I love each and every one of your wraps! Well done! What's next?
    Joy x

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  11. Kristen, another fantastic project. Enjoy the hustle and bustle of having your family home.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  12. Kristen, your color choices for this crocheted triangle are so pretty.

    I'm another granny square crochet fan, and a regular visitor to the granny mania site. (I'm sure you also must know of this international meeting place for like minded crocheting folks.)

    Shortcake for breakfast sounds rather elegant. You are a style setter!

    xo

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  13. oh pretty! it reminds me of icecream bars we ate as children. i love the way you described the weather, even though we are on opposite coasts, it's much the same here. restless.

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  14. I looooooooooooooooooooooooove it!
    Gorgeous!!!!! Looooooooooooove.... loooooove it.....

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  15. Beautiful wrap, I love the colours together. You did a great job! :)

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  16. Love it and the colors are perfect! Go big or go home, right?

    Best,
    Sheila
    http://sheilazachariae.blogspot.com

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  17. Love the colors. Right now I am making a granny afghan for my niece and I am loving the simplicity of making grannies. Your wrap is wonderful!

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  18. This reminds me of my giant granny blanket I finished a month ago. Just one big granny square, I started with purple and went out alternating white with colors of the rainbow :) I let it get big enough that it covers a full sized bed. I missed working on it so much that I've started another with black for the alternating color, and this time I want to go even bigger! lol

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  19. So beautiful, I think I will have to make one of those!

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  20. I'm with you on the granny triangle love, I whipped a few up a while ago after realising that they are sooooo satisfying to make! Love the colour choices

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  21. this is such a beautiful piece, love the colour combination. well done and thanks for sharing. will look around your blog for some stash -buster inspiration.

    Cheers
    fiona
    something i did with granny square crochet.
    http://shanghaililycancook.blogspot.com.au/2013/08/crochet-toddler-girls-poncho-for.html

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  22. This is gorgeous - love the ice cream colours. My old Mum would love it for Christmas..... if I could get myself into the Christmas gift mood I could get it finished if I started now! Thank you for the inspiration.

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  23. the website for the pattern to click on according to my computer, it contains malware, fyi. Very pretty.

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    1. I'm sorry, I just saw this--I've replaced the pattern link with a different tutorial. Thanks muchly. :)

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  24. I cannot get the pattern, please help! It's too perfect and exactly what I want to do! ♡

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    1. You can find my quick and dirty granny triangle instructions here: http://cozymadethings.blogspot.com/2013/12/the-yarn-collectors-half-blanket.html

      That should tell you how to proceed with the grannying--then just choose your colors at will and hook away. Good luck! :)

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