I saw it in this book years ago. I love the decorating style in this book. L.O.V.E. it.
I made a few squares on my Charleston vacation. But I didn't have my ripple blanket finished at the time, so when I returned home, I got to work on the ripple. I needed something for vacation and the ripple was too big to drag along. So the granny square had to go on the back burner until the ripple was finished.
I got the ripple finished and started on the granny square....I took it on vacation to Florida in March and got a lot done as Vickie did almost all of the driving. (you might say this is my vacation blanket!)
You would think a blanket with such random colors would be easy to lay out, but not so much.
And I had to figure out how I was going to sew the squares together. (I tucked all of the ends in as I went.)
Then I sewed the rows, and thought.....these could be a bunch of scarves!
I wanted a simple border, like in the picture.
So here it is!
I want to tell you a little bit about the yarn I used.
It's called Cascade 220 and I absolutely love it for blanket making. It's wool, and I don't like wool next to my skin, but rarely do blankets touch my skin. Sheets do blankets don't.
This yarn comes in a lot of colors....
(these are colors I've considered before)
If I were recommending yarn to someone to make a blanket, it would be Cascade 220.
PS - I JUST NOW got a call (7:00 a.m.) MY BEES ARE IN MY BEES ARE IN!!!!!