Sunday, June 19, 2011

Being a Granny and Square ?

A Granny I am, but square ? I certainly hope not. Just a wee bit fickle-minded. On my way of knitting a granny square blanket with Drop yarns I decided I'd rather have a Kimono instead and get more personal use out of it! Selfish, isn't it - but I wear the Kimono gleefully and happily.
The pattern is repetitive to say the least, and sewing the squares together calls for a mind-blinded evening in front of the TV. I embellished the border as suggested but added another row, using a crab stitch. The squares on the front are basically purple and pinks of various shades plus some turquoise, the back tends toward greens and browns and shows a black narrow gusset at the center between the two top-most squares, adapting to the neck curvature and allowing a better drape of the back . The added advantage about this Kimono is that one can wear it at many different occasions, mundane or fancy! If you want to see another Kimono of mine: click here.

We had the chance to see the amazing Heinz Berggruen collection of paintings in the Berggruen Museum in Berlin. Amongst the favorited painters was also Paul Klee. Here are two of his color block paintings, Color Blocks (top) and Ancient Sounds (bottom). Should you want to read a little bit more about our trip to Berlin: click HERE.


My Heart Exposed Yarns said...

Beautiful :) and no, no one could ever accuse you of being square !!

Ingrid K. said...

Hello Laura,

I love your Kimono!!! I found it yesterday via pinterest and then ravelry.

I have got a question about your design of making it a kimono shape.

How many granny squares did you make? I can count 2x (4x5) squares for the front, so 40 squares, how did you make the back and the arm holes?

I would be very interested to know as I have been making some of my own crochet clothes and I would love to make something similar!

I'm going to subscribe to your blog via bloglovin. You can also find me there!

Ingrid xx

Laura said...

Dear Ingrid, thank you so much for your interest. I will send you a pm to your blog ( Best wishes!