Since my 30 before 30 list has been rather slow going lately, I decided to kickstart it and begin work on my granny square afghan! I thought it would be great to take on vacation next month [what? I haven't told you about our vacation yet?? clue: it involves mountains, and it does not involve 104 degree heat... yay!] to work on in the car. Only problem was that I've never made a granny square in my life... and I've only crocheted once - I made a scarf in college, but that already seems like a long time ago and I've mostly forgotten.
But that didn't stop me... I decided to just jump in with both feet! I ran out to Joann's fabric last night and chose a nice assortment of pretty yarn and came home to try and figure out the granny square!
I went through a bunch of online tutorials that were all too hard. Even videos - they seemed great at first, and then they would start moving so fast that I couldn't keep up. [this may or may not have been due to the fact that I really didn't want to go back and learn the basics first... I just wanted to make a granny square. maybe that's lazy (actually I know it is), but I was convinced it was possible!] I was starting to get very frustrated, but FINALLY I found a tutorial that worked for me! Attic24's "Summer Garden Granny Square" was so well-written and clearly explained that I had *almost* no trouble making it on the first try. Plus, it's even cuter than a traditional granny square, so it's a win-win! Yay!
Here's my square. It's not perfect, but it is my first one. I'll be sure to keep you updated with my progress as I get some more squares finished! This is so exciting! :)