You may remember from the last granny post that I'd made as many sunburst circles as possible before leaving the UK in order to finish off the squares on holiday. Well, I am pleased to say I have been on schedule so far. Out of 19 circles, I squared off 17. That's a total of 138 full squares... with all ends woven in! Tee hee!
Anyway, have a closer look:
That's all for now challenge-wise, but I also have a little treat for you this week, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. My late grandmother Marguerite was a keen crocheter - she actually taught me the craft when I was 8 - and she once made a granny square throw which I grew up seeing whenever I was on holiday at my grandparents' house. Recently, my mother got it back from her sister, and I finally got to see it for the first time since becoming crochet crazy.
Ready for a peek?
Isn't it simply gorgeous? I love the fact that this is an original, vintage granny square blanket, made in the late 60s or early 70s, back when granny squares first became all the rage. I love the fact that, nearly half a century later, I am now able to have a proper look at it, with my crocheter's eyes, and to appreciate the amount of work that went into this piece, whilst having fond childhood memories associated with it.
Do you have a crochet heirloom yourself?
And do go have a look at what the others have hooked up this week at Jijihook's!