Saturday, May 8, 2010

It's Grown to 288 Granny Squares!

Finally...all of the white rounds of the 18 color sets are finished...I even sewed all the dreaded ends in...and packed them in plastic bags.   I first blogged about this WIP (here) and (here).   

I laid them all out on the carpet in rows sorted by 2nd round color.  

You can see the one granny square that I edged in black so far.  

Row after row of colors.

Where I didn't want to have the first two rounds the same color I used gray as the second round color in the row (i.e., instead of blue on blue it is gray on blue etc.).   

This WIP measures 16 granny squares by 18 granny squares or 288 granny squares total.   I think it will be a larger sized throw than I originally planned by the time the final black round is added.  I'm not sure if I will do the colors by row as shown here or mix them up more.  It may be a more colorful throw mixed up.  

What do you think - sort by color or mix up?         
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  1. Gorgeous Sandy...
    You have patience ...
    I vote, MIX it up!
    But what do I know anyway...
    What ever you end up doing I KNOW it will be awsome!
    I think this is a real favorite of mine of all your projects...
    and I'm pretty much digging them all!
    xoxo~Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  2. Wow. Your's is double the size of mine with 288. That's gosh darn big. Hope it's going on a King Bed. It's going to turn out great after the Black is add. I mixed mine up and love it.

    Good luck with all the black. Please let me know how the join as you go comes along. Also, post pictures of the important things you might learn.

    I can't wait to see it.

    Happy Mother's Day,

  3. Oh my gosh, this is a big wow! I would love to do something like this but I don't know if I have the patience. You are inspiring me though. This is absolutely beautiful. What a treasure! However you put the squares will be perfect. Simply fantastic work!

  4. Ohhh my Sandy this is awesome...
    I don't think it will matter if you do it in rows of colour or mix it... it looks like a beautiful rainbow anyway...
    Nearer the end of this wonderful project now,
    all a bit daunting isn't it?...
    Will be very interested in learning what your learning as you progress too...
    I don't think we create anything without learning something...
    even if it's only about ourselves...
    Have a wonderful Mother's Day...

  5. Hi Sandy this is just beautiful the way it is. I say keep it the way it is. I love the border of black really brings the colours to life. It looks huge.

  6. This is going to be so pretty! I was going to say mix them up, but I like the squares. I'm no help at all ;-)

  7. Oh my goodness, there are so many of them!;) Beautiful! This is a difficult one, but I would say mix it up. Sometimes asymmetry is the way to go.;)

  8. Woowwwiee!!!! You have been a crocheting demon ☺
    Love it

  9. I love all the color and I Know you've spent quite a bit of time on it! It's marvelous looking with the rows like that, but I'm thinking maybe set the pieces on the floor all mixed up and see what it looks like AFTER you get all the black crocheted on them. you'll know quickly what you should do! There..that's my 2 cents and it's not even worth that much!@!
    You've done a great job! Blessings, Doni

  10. WOW!! What an amazing throw and what a lot of work you have done - it's fantastic!! Thank you for visiting my blog too - look forward to seeing you there again!! :)

  11. Goodness me! I know how much work has gone into that having just done 196 squares! How fabulous...
    It never occurred to me to join my granny squares sorted into rows like you have done above - I like it like that...
    but whatever you decide it is going to be beautiful.