I made this blanket whilst I was pregnant at the end of last year and into the beginning of this one. I followed the directions for Summer Garden Granny squares at Attic24, a wonderful resource for the crocheter.
It was great. Portable, used up all the little bits, plenty of room for colour palette creativity. A car journey here, a film there, and before you know it, you have yourself a blanket.
I searched around for the right way to join them together - I did not want any little ridges - and found a good method here that keeps it all flat.
So in the snatched moments between tending to the sick I did some repair work. And now it is back to its proud self:
The decision to use grey as the joining colour came from my mosaic days, when grey grout used to make all colours sing. I think here it does the same, quietly providing the outline and working well with the darks and the lights.
I enjoy this blanket every day, I really do.