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The Forgotten Solid Granny Square Blanket

What’s the oldest work in progress (wip) that you have hidden away, long forgotten and abandoned?

I’ve recently had a big sort out of all my poor unfinished items and I was surprised by how many I actually had! What shocked me more was the discovery of my solid granny square blanket.

I started this all full of hope, way back in 2015 (!!) but soon fell out of love with how long it was going to take me to do. I like to have a couple of projects on the go at a time, so that I don’t get overwhelmed or fed up with the same thing for days on end. I do think that I completely underestimated how much yarn and time this giant solid granny blanket was going to take me to make as well.

So this year, I will make it my mission to get this blanket complete. I did briefly pick the poor blanket up in 2016 but it soon found it’s way hidden again.

Having dug the blanket and the unattached 90+ solid grannies from their hiding place, I’ve started to fall back in love with it!

The only issue is the tension on the mini grannies seems to be completely off from my tension now (its definitely changed over the last 5 years!), so I may need to adjust the hook size by a size or two. I struggled to remember the hook size I used of this blanket (it’s usually a 4mm for me when I use DK yarn), I had a complete brainwave that I’d previously written about this beaut many, many years ago (in fact, it was my first ever blog post!). I’m going to see if I can replicate the tension with my 4mm hook, if not, I’ll drop down to a 3.5mm or even a 3mm.

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I’m setting myself a challenge… I want this blanket complete by the end of the summer. Is this achievable? I really do hope so! I’m aiming to get at least 5 squares a week bordered and attached, before cracking on with a nice simple border for the final weeks. I figure if I set myself a smaller target then it will be more doable!

There’s 29 weeks until the start of a new school year, so that’s plenty of time… right?!?!

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