Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Grannies and Squares

I come from a long line, not just of crocheters, but of women who could and can work MIRRACLES with a crochet hook. These women, my Mom included, are Champion Crocheters, hooking everything from awful Red Heart slippers to breath-taking fine cotton lace. I could blather for hours about the feats I witnessed while playing near their armchairs.

As it turns out, up to now, I've barely crocheted more than a simple chain, or maybe a bit of trim. My fiber time has been focused on knitting, spinning, sewing, and printing cloth.


But now, my genetics have bitten me firmly on the A-Double-Snakes. I have a sudden, uncontrollable urge to make granny squares. This is not just a blip, a momentary whim. This feeling runs deep, calling on my womanhood, my ancestral lineage. This craving is seducing me to take my place in line with my Mother, my Grandmothers, and countless women before them.


I will, I must, rise up, hoist my hook, and crochet.


ConnieJo said...

I love making granny squares. I hate the part of hooking together to make them into something.

MoBea said...

Great and wonderful! I agree with ConnieJo- it's the putting them together part that isn't fun :(

MoBea said...

BTW - need some more yarn? :)

Barbara Dinneweth said...

Hooking them together is easy if you do it as you go as part of the last round of the square.
Granny Squares are my favorite thing to crochet....
Hi Cathy!! ; )