Sunday, January 22, 2017

Granny Fail!

I'm always posting patterns and projects...well, this project is a total FAIL!!  Behold the granny triangle:

Innocent enough, this granny square has been the bane of my existence.  The idea of a triangular granny square was so novel, I wanted to create a vibrant blanket.....over a year and a half ago.  With all the colors I wanted to add, as well as different types of yarn, which was a rookie mistake.  It started to bubble up in the middle and wouldn't lay flat:

Through this process I've learned several things:  

1. Don't use different weights of yarns together--which I should have already known.
2. Two triangles with equal sides do NOT make a square--again I should have known this.
3. It takes a lot of work to put together multiple colors so they look good together.
4. I absolutely hate piecing blankets together.
5. The triangular granny pattern is no longer novel and we are no longer friends.

I ended up taking it apart and using the yellow yarn for a different blanket.  Somehow the triangles themselves disappeared, and I have no intention of looking for them at this time.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like my granny square blanket. Same bubbles.

    A couple things:
    - crochet the holes closed where the triangles meet
    - block the blanket (google how to block your blanket)
    - give it away as soon as possible. To a child, if you can't bear to give it as a baby gift

    Next time, block each triangle before sewing together.

    And, if it is still bubbling up, frog the part you just combining and find a looser join. Google 12 ways to combine granny squares.

    Oh, and lastly, stop looking at pictures of granny square blankets. Kid you not, you will be talking yourself into making one sooner than later, if you do. I should know, I already want to make another one of these.