Thursday, March 17, 2011

I Still Love You, Granny

Almost all of my New Year's Resolutions each year have to do with crafts. 2011 is the third year I've written "master the art of granny squares". I've yet to learn how, though I've been finding more inspiration than I know what to do with.

Granny Square lesson photo from The Purl Bee:

Robot and "Giant Floor Ball" from the The Great Granny Crochet Book (in my own library)

Tavi, in her Granny Square leggings by Romance Was Born, image from The New Yorker

Christopher Kane, Fall/Winter 2011

Vintage crochet pattern by Etsy seller PaisleyPath


jen said...

That's funny, just this week I've been trying to tame my disdain for crochet (I'm a knitter, and crochet feels weird) by attempting some grannies. You MUST make the giant ball. It is spectacular.

Anonymous said...

I have a love/hate relationship with crochet granny squares... Sometimes they are so well-done and beautiful and other times, yuck. I was really glad to see Christopher Kane feature crochet in such a strong way on the catwalk. Love or hate it, I was a lovely representation of the craft and I was happy to see it promoted!

Elizabeth said...

I'm pretty into the idea of the granny square robot right there. If I knew how to crochet I'd be all over that!