Tuesday, 28 September 2010

In love again....

In the evenings when I come home, or on my lunch break or sometimes in the middle of the night when I can't sleep...... soft mohair yarn.... the feel of my favourite hook....I am loving the wool as it works up into these neat granny squares. Do you remember when they were the rage? I still love them, only in different shades of the palest grey and creamy whites. Does any one have any tips or advice for making a granny square, maybe a new version or design?

Which design to use, should they all be white or all grey, or maybe a different design in each square?

I have noticed on several blogs here and here and here......everyone is making granny squares again!!!


Mayflower said...

Ohhh....how beautiful the Granny's that you make Margaret.
I don't have to tell you that I find the colours beautiful and the variety with a colorful Granny's. What will that be nice.
And soon, with the cold days you curl up on the sofa with a nice warm Granny Square around you.
Thanks for your always sweet comments dear Margaret, you are a real friend for me.
Warm wishes, Mea

female, I shit you not! said...

Have you tried searching for different granny square patterns on the internet?
There are so.....many out there.
While looking at what was out there I got ideas and designed my own.
Good luck!

Sassy Marsha said...

Oh, boy, Margaret, did you take me back! I made a granny square bag when I was in high school! I still have it!!!

How about mixing them up, some plain, some mixed.


Diane said...

Leave it to you to come up with that dreamy color combination,you have beautiful taste. I just can't say how you should do them but I know what you do witll be wonderful. Glad you have something that you can enjoy so much. Diane

Erna said...

Oh Mags love the colours...

Dorthe said...

I made them,too, here in Denmark,--even made a waistcoat, in many colors in the 70`ties-
Yours is so much more beautifull in those lovely soft colors.

Tina @ TinyBear said...

I love to make them too. Also like the soft colors for the bright ones. It´s so relaxing. My favorite to do when watching tv.
xo Tina

sharon said...

Hi Margaret, love the colours of your squares. Thank you for sending best wishes this way via Erna, I was so happy to meet her this weekend.
My French Country Home

Lisa said...

Lovely! Have fun with your new creation!
Hugs, Lisa

Margaret said...

Lovely lovely! I have yet to learn how to make granny squares, but one of these days I will. Love yours!

Anonymous said...

Oh, do your granny squares take me back in years...they were the first thing I learned to crochet. Yours look so soft and I love the two colors. I hope you will share with us pictures when those beautiful squares are made up into something gorgeous. Beautiful work! Hugs

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OH MARGARET! These are wonderful! They remind me of my mom who was great at this....the gray and white? MY NEWEST LOVE of color for the season. How are you? Better? I am glad. Do come when you get a chance....Anita

Shirley said...

Oh Margaret, You brought back some wonderful memories. I have three granny square afghans that are so warm to curl up in when it is so cold outside. I love the colors you have chosen. I have a black one with the centers of the squares in bright colors. You can make them anyway you want. Yours will be so wonderful when you get done. Take care my friend. Your Missouri Friend.

Michelle May said...

Love the squares and looooooove the colors! I got this grey and white thing going on right now. Fabulous girlfriend.
xx, shell

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Margaret,

Love your crocheted squares and the colours are beautiful.
My Mother used to make lots of bright coloured throws.

Hope that you are having a great week

Denise said...

Beautiful....... make 4 different designs and then sew them random... or in diagonal lines..... I love the white with the gray center.. I used to make them all the time.. Now I crochet with the small thread Making a bedspread right now in Ecru.. I will take pictures.

willy said...

Hi Margaret
Nice to see here Granny squares. I love the coulours. Beautiful soft yarn.
Have a nice day

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest Margaret, Thank you for coming to visit me! I am always honored with your visits. Your talents bless ME and your lovely blog is a getaway! So glad again to hear you are well!

Have a splendid day! Anita

Rosabears said...

I am also a big Granny-fan. I call my chrochet work "my therapeutic thing". It works relaxing don't you think?
On my other blog
http//atelierrosabears.blogspot.com you can find some grannies.
If you want the pattern let me now.
greetings Marja.
b.t.w. there are also tutorials on youtube about grannies.

gail said...

Margaret-just beautiful! Love the colors so much more than the bright colored ones of old. Soft and cozy...and love the design. I think I would keep it the same instead of different ones, to stick with the theme of simplicity. but that's just me!

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

I wish I could help you but regarding crochet I know nothing, nada!!! It's in my list of things to try, though!

Anonymous said...

Margaret, take a peek at Creative Carmelina's blog. She's another crocheter! I think you'd love her work. Her link is on my sidebar on my blog! Please tell her I sent you!


I know what you mean... I used to knit, a lot. Now I don't have the time or the patience. But mohair, straight from the mill in all those jewel colours, was always my fave.

Auntie Bliss said...

Ohhh softness!!! I'd use that same yarn if I was a crocheter :) Love your color choices in all three ways!
I see you had a sad spell...hope it is over sister of mine!!! Love ya!

Anonymous said...

Hello Margaret!

I must thank Diane for introducing us! Your blog is so nice ... and I'm still all over it browsing!

Thanks for your visit..i do hope you will come again and again...it's nice to meet up with yet another fellow Canadian!

Crochet is a huge passion of mine....you'll have to peek at my blog index under the CROCHET section! You're squares look so soft and comfortable...I posted today about knitting...but crochet is really my first love!

see you soon...I will follow you love!

ciao bella!


MyLifesAStitch said...

Sooo pretty! And mohair, too. "Yum"! :)

June said...

i think it's wonderful they are making a come-back. My mom made zillions of granny square afgans. I love the ones she made for me. Her color choice was a bit wild though.LOL! I love your greys and creamy whites. Just beautiful Margaret.

kana said...

Beautiful granny squares and I like the colors!

Cathy said...

Ohh I love those colors! You have classed up the granny square! I have recently taken up crochet too--only dish clothes, because I can finish those. LOL! It seems it's the one thing--other than peanut m&m's that helps me relax anymore. Seems we have much in common.

Cathy ♥

Micki said...

I'm making an afghan and I am making alternating solid blocks and grannies. The grannies are all different styles and colors of grannies.

~CC Catherine said...

Love these Margarget! Years ago I took all my odds & end yarns left over from projects and made a granny square throw - it had a crocheted flower in the center of it. I don't recall if I still have the pattern or not - but if you let me know if you're interested, I can take a pic of the one I made and email it to you to see if you like the pattern. If you do - I'll try to scrounge it up! :) Love the Mohair Yarn! I made a couple scarves a few years back using Mohair - loved it! Hugs! ~CC

pat said...

very beautiful

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Like everyone else these squares bring back some good memories. Love the colors your working with but not sure how to tell you to create something different. Maybe mix the colors up but not in any particular order. Does that make any sense.
I know you think I have forgotten you but I think of you often. I am so behind in my blogging.
Love ya

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Margaret dearest, thank you for coming by to try on some boots! I am glad to see you up and about and your visit is always a blessing! I just love the photo of the little girl's hairdo on your sidebar....I must try to draw a child with hair like that.....HAVE A FABULOUS DAY AND WEEKEND! Anita

Theresa said...

Oh I say mix them up!!! I love getting the crochet hook and yarn out this time of year! Thanks for stopping by today... and as for your post today, take care and good luck with all of busyness! Theresa xoxo

Evi said...

love the colors in the granny squares. It's so cuddly and soft looking.
Can't wait to see it finished.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving,
many hugs, Evi

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

Your granny squares are lovely, like drifts of snow on a Winter's day.
There is a great book 'Beyond The Square' by Edi Eckman that has fantastic patterns in it.

Firefly said...

Beautiful grannies -- love the colors and the soft squishy looking yarn your using. There's just something so sweet and homey about grannies, isn't there?
Your blog is lovely --so glad I found you!
p.s. I'm a little jealous of your cooler weather there in Canada. We're still wearing capris, tee shirts, and sandals here in Texas ;(. I'm so ready for a little sweater weather.

Claudia said...

Your grannies are beautiful, Margaret! I think they are the perfect thing to work on because each little square is complete in itself. I'm about to start crocheting an afghan for our den. It is the perfect winter project!


Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Love making Granny Squares! In the 70's I made several afghans and oh what fun it WAS!!!