Yesterday's blog post was about making a small granny square for each step towards a goal, in my case, weight loss (I'm down 29.5 lbs now!).
I really don't want to have a lot of squares of one or two colors and just a few squares of other colors, so decided I'd go with three colors only - two colors for the squares and one for the border/joining.
Having decided that, I had to come up with a way to make the goals for the two colors somewhat even, since I'd like the finished afghan to be in a particular pattern. I'm going to do one navy blue square every day, and one maroon square for every half pound I lose and every day I do some sort of exercise, so occasionally I'll have a day with two maroon, but some days I'll have none.
Since I'll be doing one blue every day, it will give me an incentive to exercise more and keep a closer eye on what I'm eating so that I'll keep the pile of maroon squares even with the blue. The squares are about 5", so 12 x 13 squares should give me a total size of 60" x 65". I'll need 156 squares, 78 of each.
I suck at joining squares (in fact I'm not really fond of squares at all!), but here's what I've got so far. I'm using off-white (Aran) for edging/joining and the whole thing should match my living room colors pretty well.
I plan on alternating the rows, starting one row with the blue and the next with the maroon, so it will be like a checkerboard pattern.
This is really a leap out of my comfort zone, but I've always wanted to push myself to complete something with squares. I hope more people decide to join this challenge so that we can encourage each other.
Click here to see where I got the idea, and how you can join in.