I am delighted to host this, my first KAS monthly theme, and what a fun title to inspire us to get our needles clicking!
From crochet enthusiasts, we are looking for lots of Granny Squares where the pattern radiates out from the centre in traditional, solid or sunburst designs - or whatever you enjoy making.
Garters are, of course, anything in plain knitting Garter Stitch (and its variations) - stripes, diagonals, variegated wool, or the much needed Plain Janes. A reminder that this is the year of Plain Janes and we would very much like to see more featured on the Forum here.
There's something for everyone in this month's challenge, so do let your imagination run riot with colour and be inspired by the wonderful examples below that KAS members have already contributed this year.
So How Many Grannies and Garters
Can We Create This Month?
A reminder it takes 35 squares to make a blanket - and, as host, I have set that as my personal target for the month, but even if you have time only to make a few, they will ALL be welcomed. You will be helping to bring colour, cheerfulness and warmth into the children's lives.
Here is the link to this month's Photo Album,
with special thanks to Linda for setting it up.
I am pleased to say that Linda is now onto a second Photo Album of gorgeous grannies & garters. To open it click HERE.
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Had already knitted three each of the watermelon and lime sqs in May....just needed to knit another of each and add two watermelon/lime striped squares. Is it my imagination or is it quicker to knit striped than single colour squares???.....lol
The lime is bright, but looks a little washed out on my screen.
Beautiful garters from Sharon Fennell.
Using up some of my scraps, I have promised myself I will not use a new ball of yarn, until my scrap box is lower. I might be some time ...:-)))
Here are some beauties that showed up for our Friday morning knit in River John. These were made by River John Square Knitters and friends :)
Bev: Notice the striped lovlies in the top photo :) xo
And I would like to share this with everyone. We attended the funeral of one of our dear, sweet River John Square Knitters last week. It was a celebration of Jean's life ... a life well lived.
She was a founding member of the RJSK and actually gave our group its name. She was much loved by everyone who was fortunate enough to know her. Jean lived a wonderful life ... giving and doing for others. She was 92.
This is a photo of what greeted her family and friends as they left the church. Yes, there were two rainbows :)
Below is a square her daughter (Margaret) gave me when I went into the library this morning. This was the last square Jean made last winter. The child who receives this square in a blanket will indeed be wrapped in love ... xo
You have created four beauties here, Maggie! I love your colors and like Bev, I'm taken by that square in the diagonal :) xo
Those grannies on point are really neat. They add so much variety.
Granny square throw. I made this blanket for this challenge mainly from left over yarn. It is one variegated and one plain thread in each little square.
Once finished it appeared that the structurte is not good as a blanket for the children in SA. The loops of the stitches are too long and too big. I will keep the blanket here as a fond memory to all the squares I made with this yarn for the childeren. I just wanted to share it with you. My inspiration for this blanket came from http://www.insightsandbellylaughs.com/?p=451