I couldn't do it. I didn't rip the black borders off the small grannies. After all, they have been with me for a long while, like since 3 years ago (gasp) and when I lay them out on the floor, they do have their own kind of appeal. So I started joining them together and I'll see what I'll get out of them. Maybe a mini-afghan, a mat, a cushion, a bag or I could even frame it up.
But there is something else that I have scarificed for the big, white granny squares. It is the stripey Picovoli that I started back in November 2005 which is looking so small my husband thought it is for JY and hence has been marinating in the wip pile.
So presenting some Picovoli squares. At least there will be something to remember the foregone sweater by.
The right tool really makes the work a lot more enjoyable. I'm using this crochet hook from Clover (size 6/0) which is like the Soft Touch hook but has a wooden/bamboo handle instead of plastic ones. They are so light and smooth making the crochet much easier. This set of hook is a wonderful gift from my friend who got it from Japan.
The play of colours and a good tool, now you see why I can't stop hooking. More square photos to come when I get to lay them out on the bed this weekend.
Check out this beautiful scarf, not exactly granny square but rather, motif crochet.