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Topic: CLOSED: November Granny-A-Day 11/1/2011-11/30/2011  (Read 3218 times)
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« on: November 06, 2011 08:35:41 PM »

I really hope nobody minds if I start a November Granny-A-Day, since we didn't have one in October and I miss it! I've pulled the info directly from the September thread.



This is basically a motivation crochetalong. If you want to work on a granny square, motif, one huge granny square blanket, this is a great way to set aside time everyday to get some serious work completed in an attainable amount of time.

People have come up with some really neat uses for grannys too! Different bags and blankets, shopping sack holder, slippers, scarves, a nifty pullover etc. I have made 7" grannys and after a month I have 30 squares that make a perfect size throw blanket.

If you are interested and would like to join we would love to see your work! Post pics of progress and then at the end of the month post a pic of all that you accomplished! It would be great if everyone could post progress weekly (but not required). At the end of the month we can piece together our work and show off our afghans and Inga bags and whatever else you can come up with to make with nifty grannies! (Must post a completed project or progress pic in this thread.)

You can find many of the other threads in the crochet-a-long section to see how we have done it before!

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http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/grannies.html
http://www.crochetcabana.com/tutorials/granny_square.htm

Picture credit: http://simplyande.wordpress.com/2011/10/02/crochet-granny-square-basics/
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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2011 09:48:41 PM »

yay finally (:!!! now i can movtivate myself to finish the uncompleted blanket from october! got to get this done for an in-law! eeek~
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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2011 10:20:23 PM »

This sounds like lots of fun...do you have to make a certain number?  Or can it be as many or few as you like?
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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2011 12:14:05 AM »

I think this is a great way to work on my crocheting skills (I'm ultra bad at it!) 

I better catch up...I have 7 to make already, but that should be easy enough, right?
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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2011 04:44:15 AM »

Yay! I was hoping this would show up.

So what is the view on cross posting? I am working on a CAL but I would love to post the finished squares in both places.
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« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2011 08:43:30 AM »

KismetFyrechyld, Thank You!

I debated doing this as well because I miss seeing everyone's pics and the motivation it provides.

GRANNY-HO!
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« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2011 12:29:49 PM »

Ooh I may join in. I've just started (well, around 24 squares) in to making a massive double size granny afghan. I'll try and work out how many I've done in the past 7 days.
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« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2011 03:52:40 PM »

Hi everyone! I'm really really glad this is getting a positive response-I was afraid I might be stepping on BabyCakes8510's toes, since she's the one that usually does these. Smiley

I'm not nearly as experienced with starting a thread as some of the others on Craftster, but I've been participating in Granny-A-Day threads for several months now, so I'll do my best to keep things on track. Hopefully BabyCakes will be able to join us and tell me if I mess up too badly! LOL!

Foxy Sam: The idea is one a day for the entire month, but you can always jump in and use the motivation to work on projects you already have started, or just do whatever you can in the time you have. As long as you set aside a few minutes to work on your grannies every day. Smiley

Tehandehness: I don't see any reason why you can't post the finished squares in both threads. Smiley

I'm working on a granny blanket to send off to the families in the Austin TX area that lost their homes and belongings in the fires this summer. I've been a bit buried in other things, so I haven't gotten as much done on it as I'd like, but I've got four 9 inch squares done. I'm making them in all different colors, and I'm going to border each square in white. Pictures by Friday is the plan! Happy crafting, y'all!
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« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2011 04:52:55 PM »

Hello There! I'm gonna be part of this... I'm doing 10 inch squares and making them up one by one so that each one is different.... they are to add to what I call my Punk Crochet Blanket one day it will be big enough for a bed!

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« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2011 08:51:56 PM »

Still have quite a few flowers to add to the grannys, but this is what I have so far.
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« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2011 07:43:05 AM »

Count me in. I have seen so many wonderful crochet projects on Craftster lately.
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« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2011 09:00:43 PM »

Beautiful work BennuBird! I've never figured out the flower squares myself. The few I tried turned out very...odd looking, LOL! I need to give them another try.

I haven't gotten much done the last week or so, because I've been laid up with a pulled ligament in my knee, and the medicine they put me on knocks me out and keeps me there, unfortunately. I'm getting back to it, slowly but surely, and I'm going to do my best to pull off another ten grannies by the end of the month. That'll leave me with 15 for the month. Hopefully next month will go better!

Please remember to post your pictures at the end of the month (I'm the world's worst about this, so maybe reminding everyone else will help me remember...) and I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving holidays! Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2011 11:33:19 AM »

Woot~ (: First to comment on finishing their blanket! Granted, I started this in October, but between school and work had a hard time trying to do everything. BUT! I have finished it Tongue so here it is!!
(Sadly, I haven't posted enough to post pictures ),: so when I can I'll put them up or you can look in my gallery! Cheesy

:] This was made for my future mother-in-law for christmas! Woo! Now time to finish Perry the Platypus!
-Ria<3
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