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Granny Square (aka Look I can crochet!)

In the past I taught myself how to do a single crochet and double crochet, but couldn’t do anything beyond making a square or rectangle. I’ve been wanting to learn a little more than that and mostly be able to read patterns, so yesterday I got a book to help me out. Today I taught myself how to make Granny Squares:

It’s a little wonky (in my opinion), but I think it came out pretty good for my first attempt :o)


I’m a little bummed about this, but I know it’s for the best. I’ve decided that I’m not going to join any more swaps until we are moved and settled into a place. I’m bummed because I thought about joining The Project Spectrum Swap and/or Secret Pal 10. I decided not to because we’re still in limbo with the move and not being settled makes it difficult to do swaps. Not only that, but so much of my crafty stuff is packed up and not accessible which means I have to buy more of what I already have or somehow manage without it. So, after talking it over with Nick, we both agreed that it would be best to wait until we are settled somewhere. *sigh* I know its for the best and I’m sure there will be other cool swaps once we are settled, but it bums me out a bit. Still, in light of the fact that I will not be swapping for a while and my crafting is sort of limited, I think I may join Project Spectrum. I’ll decide in the next few days if I will or not.

We’re expecting lots of snow tomorrow and we’ve planned a day spent at home. I’ll be doing my taxes (see the software in the background of the above photo? it’s waiting for me!), hopefully finishing my Sock-ret Pal socks, and maybe even learning more crochet!


I’m a thirty-something who lives in Cincinnati, OH. Crafting, for me, started young - I can’t even recall a time I wasn’t crafty in some way. My first foray into yarn was doing plastic canvas embroidery and making Barbie doll furniture. Not long after that I learned to crochet from a book my grandmother gave me after asking to learn what she was doing (she crochets, afghans mostly these days). After that, I took up counted cross stitch and then came sewing when I took two fashion design classes in high school. My mom had a sewing machine from my great grandmother and I taught myself to sew from patterns on it. I still use this same sewing machine today! I started knitting in 2004 when a co-worker was pregnant with her first child and I wanted to make something for her. I bought a “learn to knit kit” from Lion Brand for a baby hat and booties set. I did make the baby hat and booties (with very few problems) and ended up gifting them to the co-worker. I wanted to make a blanket, but I wasn’t quite able to get that done in time since it took a lot longer then I’d imagined! It wasn’t until the end of 2004/early 2005 that knitting really took a hold of me. Now I love knitting and almost always have a project with me, even if it’s just something small when I’m out and about. I like a wide range of projects depending on my mood. Sometimes I like a good challenge knit and other times I enjoy a lot of stockinette or garter stitch. I love Ravelry for keeping track of my projects and for finding new things to knit - I feel like I’m always spending time on there! It’s also a great place for getting to know other knitters, crocheters, and various fiber enthusiasts. In the fall of 2008, I purchased a spinning wheel from someone on Craigslist. It’s a Babe Fiber Starter, single treadle wheel and after a bit of trouble getting used to it, I’ve managed to spin up some fiber. In January of 2012, I found someone local that was selling their Lendrum DT and it came to live with me! The Babe now lives with Jen (aka piddleloop) and she’s learning to spin. I’m still trying to find time to spin along with knitting, crocheting (occasionally), and whatever else is going on, but I work it in here and there. I’m sure there’s something I might have left out here, so if there’s anything else you want to know about me, just ask :o)

2 thoughts on “Granny Square (aka Look I can crochet!)

  1. So, I have been stalking your blog for a while now, I think I got the link from the Laceswap, and I have a question for you (technically, two):did you go to Fitch High? and if so, what year did you graduate? I happen to be one of the ever flowing Navy brats from 97.

  2. Ooooo I have a stalker! heheheNo, I didn’t go to Fitch High. I went to Boone County High in Kentucky and graduated in 2000. I was stationed in Groton (Navy) for about 4 years and then lived there for another year and a half (in fact we just left about two months ago). My fiance, Nick, just retired from the Navy.

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