"I started photographing my domestic world and writing not just about what I had made,
but why I made it, examining the thoughts that accompany creativity and the act of making."
Jane Brocket from The Gentle Art of Domesticity p. 189 UK edition

Sunday, July 1, 2012

This Granny's First Granny Square :)

The pattern calls for the square to have a row of black all around.
[  I have to order the black yarn.]

In rereading the directions I realize I skipped over
 typing a special decrease instruction which is one excuse for the square being wonkier than it should be :(
But I am excited that I have figured out most of what I need to do.
Progress :)

The following photos are of my Reasons to be Cheerful Journal pages for the week.
Do you have any reasons you want to share for why you felt cheerful this last week?

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I hope you have lots of reasons to be cheerful this week!!!

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19 comments:

  1. Granny squares are fun to do. I have a bag of them I need to keep adding to.
    I love all of your reasons to be cheerful! All wonderful reasons, for sure!
    Happy day to you!!!
    XO Kris

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    1. Thanks, Kris! You contribute to my happiness, and I appreciate you!
      Gracie <3

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    2. Thanks Kris! I am enjoying your report of your days at the lake! :)
      Gracie <3

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  2. That is a new granny square for me to see.. I look forward to seeing how it all comes together. I also enjoy reading your journal entries.. maybe I should do that as I seem to be a bit depressed right now.. I need to count the blessings I have, not mourn over the blessings that are now gone from me.. ::sigh:; Hugs, T

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    1. I am sending you hugs, ((Teresa!!! ))

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  3. Congratulations on your first granny square! You go girl!

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    1. Ohhhhhh, Jenny, you help me feel young! Thanks :)

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  4. Love the colors of yarn that you used! Love the little illustrations you fill your happiness journal with...
    things that have made me cheerful lately are: ripe blueberries, gooseberries, raspberries; lavender; a trip to the mountains and the thought that I am only about a month away from seeing my daughter and her family.
    Blessings,
    Aimee

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    1. Your reasons to be cheerful cheer me too, Aimee :) Thanks for sharing them!
      Gracie <3

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  5. Love your granny square-the black will set off all the colors and make it POP! Your reasons to be cheerful journal is very inspiring to me. Your blog posts with them in it brighten my day. Thank you.

    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  6. Your reasons to be cheerful always make ME cheerful :) Thanks for sharing them with us again.
    I am cheerful, as I have four lovely days off work that I can indulge in doing lovely things and eating lovely food :)
    Hope you continue to have a cheerful week x x

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  7. Hey, Grace!
    I was on facebook's knit and crochet now page and saw a granny type rendition of your afghan square.
    Thought you might want to see it.
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Knit-and-Crochet-Now/239179645982

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    1. Thanks for the link, ShelleyJo! I am experimenting with my squares...hope to post soon. Blogger and I are in a tussle tonight. I lost all my friends and my old format and am trying to figure out what in the world happened. I also can not comment on any site that requires verification. oh my.... :)

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  8. I, too, keep a grattitude journal. I am thankful for my first anniversary this past week and also that our house's power came back on after the storms Ohio had last week.

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    1. Your reasons to be cheerful cheer me as well, Aurora! Thanks for sharing them!

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  9. Congratulations, Gracie! I made a couple granny squares before I learned to knit. I think I could stand to revisit that someday. Yours looks great! I love your notekeeping as well. Beautiful way to commemorate your day. :)

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    1. Hi Stacey! I wish you were looking over my shoulder so that you could rescue me from Blogger. I have ended up with a whole new format because I tried to find my friends...oh my...hope your weekend continues to be a good one!
      Gracie <3

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  10. Now that's the one thing I can crochet ... a wonky granny square. Well done, I know what an achievement that first 'Granny' is, if only I'd found making a blanket's worth possible ... I'm sure you'll fare better :D Happy crocheting!

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  11. Oh my, Gracie!
    What a lather to be in with your blog site! Makes so much more stress and work for you. I am sad to hear that. :(
    But, I am so happy to see your site is still here for me to say hi to you. I love your background picture! It is an oasis, isn't it?
    I do love your journey-through-cheerfulness journal. It always makes me smile!
    Today, I ate a Taco Bell Taco, which I don't usually care for, but it tasted sooo good and my tummy was okay with it! woot-woot! Cheerful, cheerful! Sipping water with crushed ice in it at 3:40 a.m. just makes me immensely happy!
    And stopping by to say hello to my new and dear friend, Grace C.
    Blessings and love!!! xoxoxoxoxoxo Big squeezy hug!

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