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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Granny Throw


When I started making these squares, the idea was to make a blanket!!But now I have decided it will be a throw. I have to say I am not very excited with the way its shaping up. The colours I am using are purple, pale pink, green, light brown, dark brown and orange. Earthy colours basically.


I wanted to give a common border to all. Today morning I tried this. The colours are more true in the second picture. How does this look. I would love to hear your suggestions.



36 comments:

pinkundine said...

I really like the colours you're using, and I think I prefer the second picture - same colour border makes them look more cohesive to me. But I think both look great!

Ninu said...

Love both, but more liking towards second pic..

knottygal said...

I love the same color border.. gives it a nice look..

Mamgi said...

I really like the colours you have chosen and I think the blue round all the squares will look lovely and keep a nice theme through your throw :)

Sam Findlay said...

I have to agree, I like the second picture better. I think with the same boarder it just pulls them altogether!

Minding My Own Stitches said...

I like the bordered squares too! Do you think a dark expresso brown border might add some contrast and make the colours pop? Not that it isn't nice with the blue border but it was just a thought.

witchyknits4ewe said...

Wow - beautiful colors!! I agree with everyone else on the border too - very lovely!

SimonSimple said...

Wow! The second picture does do all the talking and it is screaming lovely. The colours are bright vibrant just like a fresh flower garden. Stunning!

Dutch Hollow said...

Oh what fun and pretty colors!

Tania said...

Love it. Not the weaving-in involved, but I bet you're being clever and doing that terrible job along the way...

madeinoxford said...

Like everyone, I like the colours, and the blue really works. If it was that bright all over, it might be a bit overwhelming, but the contrast looks great. I think it'll be a lovely throw!

RugbyMad said...

The blue round makes the colours in the middle POP! I love it!

Liz said...

Love all the colours - they all go so well together!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Debi Y. said...

I like the blue border also. Looks very nice. :)

Sandy said...

Love the blue border!

Yarn Changer said...

I agree, same color border makes it much more cohesive.

lemondedesucrette said...

Love the colors ! It is gonna be a beautiful throw! I prefer one color for the last round ...the turquoise is lovely...or you can try also a dark color like a dark brown...just to compare :)
Have a wonderful evening!
Angie

Kathleen said...

Beautiful colours, and that turquoise border really does bring it all together and complements everything well. Now I want to make some granny squares...

Leah said...

Love the border colour - it makes everything else look lovely and bright. It's looking fabulous!!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Sounds like everyone is of the same opinion. The colors do pop in the second photo. I never feel like I put colors together nicely which is why I haven't started a granny square even though I really want to. I'll figure it out one of these days. Have a great rest of the week. Tammy

Frieda said...

I agree too , the blue border would be just perfect ! I think that I may have to put a crocheted throw in my queue after seeing your WIP

JayNic Knit Knacks said...

me too, i prefer the blue border.
it will look fab when it's finished. good luck.

Calophi said...

Aw, I'm sorry you're not excited about your throw. I really like the second picture a lot!

Spinster Beth said...

I'm different ... I like all different color border! :)

Christina said...

Personally I like the first photo better. The blue really does bring it all together, but I kinda like it when things don't match.

Underground Crafter said...

I'm a sucker for granny squares, but your color choices are lovely enough to convert even a "hater." I can't wait to see more!

notes of sincerity said...

I love your blocks!! I like the border color you chose. :o)

Tami Klockau said...

Gorgeous! Wow, you have a lot there already! I agree with the same color border.

Pradeepa said...

Lovely choice of colors. Everyone seems to like the blue border but I prefer the first one.

Pearlin J said...

I like blue unifying border too.

Sarah (Crafts From The Cwtch) said...

I think it's lovely and also like the blue border :)

Annette said...

Well hello Sahm! I just received a lovely little message from you that brought me over here, to your jungle of crochet! I see you are another one of us in the ACA(Anonymous Crochet Addicts)ha ha ha!

I love how you use your colours. So different from a lot I see around in blogland. Refreshing with someone who dares to use different and bold colours. Your blanket will turn out to be a real treasure I see. I would never have thought of picking turquoise ( I always go safe and would probably have chosen white or grey or even red...)for a border but it really works!!!:D

Browsed around quickly and I am blown away by all your creations. Hopping on the followers train. See you again soon and have a lovely colorful Thursday.
Ciao!
Annette

K @ Aurora Blythe said...

You are using one of my favorite colors to edge all these! Gorgeous! And the little purse you made - oh my! Love the stitch and color combo.

susie said...

Beautiful colors you've chosen !
I like the different border.
Lovely blog you have !

greetings from Belgium :)

knitalatte said...

Very pretty color combination. Will be a lovely throw.

Poppy Cottage said...

Just came across your blog. What a really lovely colourful blog. I can see hours being spent going back through it.

Have a lovely weekend. Colette