Working super hard on the green/red squares and almost have 10 of them done, which means I only need another 10 and I’ll be finished with the Christmas swap. When those are done, I finally get to start working on putting together the scrapghan swap squares!
If you’ve never heard of a scrapghan, it’s kind of a fun thing. You take all the little ends of yarn you have left over from previous projects and you make it into a blanket. Squares are perfect for this because you can make small or large ones depending on how much yarn you have and put them together however you like.
This swap was called the Granny Scrapghan swap because you could use whatever yarn you had on hand but it had to be made in the standard granny square pattern. It’s a very simple, quick pattern – we even had an 11 year old in the swap who had just mastered it! I was a little low on funds when it was going on so it was perfect for me since my yarn collection is getting a little out of hand. I was so excited to get the box of squares from our swapmaster, I couldn’t wait to see what everyone else did!
Here are all the squares laid out. There are 35 here; each of us made 40 and sent 35 to the swapmaster.
My blanket should have 40 squares but, um, I got a little overenthusiastic because we hadn’t heard from the previous swapmaster and made 48. These are the ones I’m adding to the blanket as my own.
I shuffled them around and added mine in, so this is the final placement of the squares. I’m using a coffee colored yarn to join them so it should look kind of dark and funky where my last one – the Summer Sunshine swap – was more light and airy. I’ll post some pictures of that at some point because it was my first one and I really liked it.
Once I’d set them out where I wanted them, I carefully bundled them up into rows and tucked them into one of my project crates with the pound of coffee yarn for joining, then put them in the closet with the rest of the projects. Only 12 more Christmas squares to go and I can start working on them!
I went ahead and told the editor that I liked that I’m willing to wait for her until November. I really think she and I are a good fit, so she’s now officially my editor! The only person I need on my team now is a proofreader and I reached out to one but she never replied so I guess I’m back to looking again. I’m not really too terribly fussed about it because we won’t be starting edits for another month and a half but it would be nice to at least get a reply. Still, I’m excited! I have an awesome book and project manager, a top-notch editor, and a cover designer whose work is absolutely gorgeous. I can hardly wait until November to get started!