Monday, November 25, 2013

Granny mania

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I started this on Friday morning, and worked on it so much over the weekend that I got a rope burn on my tensioning finger and had to put it down.  If Noro wasn’t so rough and full of vegetable matter, I do believe this would be done already.  Oh granny, why are you so compelling? 

Dean said it looks like a tapestry, which I thought was wonderful.  It does, kinda. 

29 comments:

  1. Rope burn - you do make me laugh!! I feared for my little finger after not being able to stop making a ponch last summer. Its all that going round and round stuff. It makes it hard to know when to stop. xxx

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  2. The colours are simply beautiful x

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  3. I think it is beautiful with all those colors melding together. It will be warm, too. I can't use that kind of yarn because it feels so bad. I like projects that have been made with it, though. Yours is lovely.

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  4. Mmm... delicious! I don't think I've ever seen a granny crocheted in Noro. It looks fabulous!

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  5. I truly don't know how you do it. You are soooooo fast at anything to do with yarn. I have been crocheting my blanket for months and you do this in just a few days! It is beautiful though, and I will look forward to seeing it finished. The colours are just like a tapestry as you said. xx

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  6. It's beautiful, such lovely colours, perfectly blending. Keep pressing on!

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  7. Beautiful! And I agree with Amy -- how DO you DO it -- and SO FAST?

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  8. Wonderful thing, congatulations, ania

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  9. It's stunning but I have often wondered why the Noro is so expensive yet soooo rough!! Hope your hand heals soon. x

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  10. lovely looking ... can't wait to see the finished item
    I have all kinds of projects made with granny squares and stripes.

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  11. Oh the Noro.. love it, hate it, no, love it! This project looks like "love it". Take care of that rope burn Tarzan. I'm sure you'll be done with your tapestry blanket (?) before I can hit Publish.

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  12. I just got done doing a garland of maple leaves in Noro and yes it is pretty rough at times but it does give an effect like noother! I never thought of granny squares but how gorgeous! It gives and antiquey/vintagy look which I love. Hoep your hand heals...fast!

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  13. It is so interesting to see what you've done Noro yarn...hoping that the Noro folks are also seeing these tapestry weavings of their subtle colorways.

    Sorry about that rope burn side effect though. I've loved knitting Noro and do have some skeins just waiting to be summoned to their cast-on call. Please do tell more about the experience of crocheting with these sumptuous yarns.

    xo

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  14. Rope burn - love it! You've done so much is such a short time, no wonder your fingers are protesting. It will look great when it is finished.

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  15. I worked a giant granny square blanket last winter. Just one giant square round and round until it fit on my full sized bed. It was so much fun that I'm pulling together yarn to do another this winter! I was pleasantly surprised that they are also actually nice for the summer. With all the holes they have great air flow! But layered with another blanket they are very warm. Such a versatile blanket! :)

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  16. absolutely beautiful!!! (band-aid on that rope burn....and keep on truckin'!)

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  17. Ouch! Hope your finger is soon better! X

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  18. Ah, but this is beautiful! Might I splurge on Noro for my 3rd mezzaluna shawl next year?

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  19. Lo cierto es que se ve preciosa pero entiendo que te estés quedando sin dedos...
    (has trabajado mucho)
    Saludos y buen día.

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  20. I ALSO agree with Amy, HOW do you knit and crochet these things so fast! I love everything you make,the colors in the crocheted blanket are beautiful and this has inspired me to use my Noro skeins and do the same thing! I loved your blog but wish you would write more often, youre hilarious ! Btw, hows your daughter, is she still lliving with you? So much fun when our daughters go away as our kids and come back as our best friends. Keep us the awesome work, you inspire me out here in Arizona!

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    1. Thanks very much! Yes, my girl is still living with us. She brings so much light. :)

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  21. That is beautiful! A friend brought me some Noro a few weeks ago (she's a non-knitter but the most generous yarn-enabler) and I have already cast on to make my own granny blanket. Thanks again, as always!, for being so inspiring. And seriously, HOW do you make these things so fast!!

    Jen

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  22. I've been reading your blog for several years. I have to say that is a lovely Afghan, grannie squares are one of my favorites. I've used the Noro once, I didn't like it, the colors were lovely,but the texture is harsh and leaves me in a rash. My hands turn red and itch for a long time. I can normally wear wool, but not Noro. I do like the Lion brand Amazing, even though it only part wool and acrylic, it feels so nice and the colors are just as good as Noro. It is not much less expensive on the Lion brand site, the colors are really amazing though, you can use several different combinations and it always seems to work. I made a crocheted version of the Anthracite shawl and it turned out very well in the Amazing. Its great for someone with wool sensitivities.

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  23. I hear you about the Noro, the colors pull me back to it every time. But it is scratchy and you are always picking bits and bobs of grass out of it.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  24. Your blanket looks just gorgeous - you have inspired me to a start a granny square blanket - is it just an ordinary granny square pattern but instead of a few inches big you just keep going round and growing? Is it vaguely a DK weight? Love reading your blog! Sarah

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  25. I always love the colours in Noro but I have never personally used it myself as I don't like the texture feeling to it :( Your blanket is going to look amazing though :)

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  26. gorgeous! I've been wanting to make a Noro blanket for some time. Haven't accumulated enough yet ;)

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  27. you have been an inspiration for me! found noro on sale in my local yarn shop. so glad I found your blog.

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