The squares continue...
Join me in my journey to become part of a world record - Let's help make the squares that will create the World's Biggest Stocking!
To learn more about the project from its creators, click on the World's Biggest Stocking button in the right sidebar.
To find out what drove me to make more than one blanket for the project, see this Yarn Tales Tuesday post.
It's getting really, really close to the deadline to mail in the World's Biggest Stocking squares in time for the contest! Not only do I need to work quickly to finish this blanket to add to my donations, I also have to spend time trying to fix my printer, or just go buy a new one. For each blanket to count as an entry to win the $5,000 prize, I have to print and fill out the form provided by Yarnspirations... But, my printer is inhabited by the spirit of an alien spaceship right now, and it's doing whatever it wants instead of printing my form for me. I'm half expecting it to start hovering and fly away.
Anyways, I started making these blankets to donate before the $5,000 contest was announced, and I'll still continue to make them after the contest is over. But, I mean, c'mon... I want to win that money, don't you? I'm trying to get as many done before the June 22nd deadline, but I think this will be the last one I'll be able to finish before I need to mail them in for my entries.
One last thing before we get to work: I had a plan. I wanted to take photos of the process of shipping the blankets, right up to when they get handed over at the post office... Uh oh. Apparently, people have actually been arrested for taking pictures in a USPS office. Yikes! I'm working to contact the proper person to make sure I don't go to jail or get put on the national terrorist list over a blog post. I may have finaly found the right person to contact, so hopefully I'll hear back soon. If anybody has faced the same problem, I would greatly appreciate some advice on what to do.
Okay, let's get back on track. Remember that the pattern for the Granny Square Blanket isn't my design: It's provided for free by Yarnspirations for the World's Biggest Stocking project! You can download the patterns here. Just like me, you only have a short time left to donate your stocking squares to enter in the contest for $5,000. But, more squares will still be needed! Please help make the blankets that will be used to create a world-record setting stocking! The stocking will later be disassembled, and the blankets will be donated to charities.
Let's get started!
|I'm beginning the new color without a slip knot, just like I showed you when I changed colors on the Big Granny Square Blanket. I yarn over with the tail for the first step of the stitch, and this secures it without a knot.|
|Every corner is worked the same way, making each side of all the rounds increase by four double crochet. As long as you have 15 double crochet in between the corner chain-3 spaces, it won't matter where you begin.|
|Because I weaved the tail of the last round in following the stitch direction, I'll leave the beginning tail of this round loose. Later, I'll weave it in the opposite direction to balance the slight change in thickness.|
|I went ahead and completed one square. I had to. The tiny bit of red left over from making the centers of these squares is just floating around, waiting to get tangled. After finishing this round, I still had a bit left!|
I've come to a conclusion: Forget taking it easy; I want my chance at winning that money! I can take a break when it's over. We'll continue with finishing these and starting the rest of the squares soon!