These granny squares have been an orphan project for soooo long. I couldn't decide how to join them up. I looked online and found about four different ways-at least-of joining granny squares and I tried each and was not happy. Especially about ripping each method back out!
I liked the idea of joining them with a crochet stitch but it ethier left a bumpy ridge or it skewed the squares and ended up looking crooked.
So, I mattress-stitched them together. :-)
The final size is 15 1/2" X 18 1/2", made of Palette Yarn from KnitPicks, C-hook.
Meg helped me with the border. The red is just two times around, but the blue border is one normal row and one edging row. The pattern is on Meg's blog, right HERE. The result looks like ric-rac to me! :-)
Look what is coming up near my garden gnomes....Jack in the Pulpit. The gnomes are from Germany, our neighbors there threw them out in the trash. There was a rule when you packed up to return to the states that required a very thorough cleaning of outdoor items. Every trace of dirt from every crevice had to be removed. Cars engines even had to be power-washed to remove dirt. This was to safeguard the US from possible contamination from organic material that might proliferate and harm our native flora/fauna. Needless to say it was a pain in the extreme to clean things so well. Our neighbors, upon inspection, didn't have time to clean these well enough, so they had to leave them behind--for lucky me.
Now, to keep things real around here. Yesterday I posted a picture of a BEAUTIFUL foxglove that is blooming in our front bed. Well.....it came from Walmt. already in bloom, so it is a cheat on the season. Foxglove are not in bloom here yet. This is what most of the front bed looks like---plain dirt. :-)
And yet, there is a very pretty rhody in bloom nearby. Pretty in pink!!