The sun is shining again

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALuckely the granny of this week has a sunny theme to it, because if I look outside my window everything looks dismal and gray outside. This granny brings the sunshine back in my house 🙂

Succulents thrive on sunshine. They love heat and don’t mind an arid climate. You can find the most beautiful succulents in the harshest of places.

We are already on week 7 of the Scheepjes CAL 2014. Not much longer now, and we are all done. (I have to start looking for a new project soon) The pattern this week is reasonably straight forward, but I was struggling how to make a creative variation with it. Wink suggested in her pattern to make the sun a different color than the rest of the granny, but I wasn’t convinced that this was the best option. I wanted to make the sun ‘bigger’ somehow.

I finally found a solution by making the corners the same color as the sun and also the center stitch connecting the sun to the rest of the granny in round 4. I made rounds 1,2 and 3 in the sun’s color and from round 4 onward I work with two treads simultaneously taking the color I am not using with me and crocheting over is. I will make a video later on showing how to do this as well as a video showing how to make the standard granny.

I am quite happy with the end result of week 7!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALooking at where we are now I have a considerable stack of grannys! Almost 50cm high, that is like half a meter!!!!! And we are not even done yet with all the grannys 😀 I just have to measure the final stack height before connecting the grannys. I don’t think I have ever seen this many grannys together before.








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