The adventure of the granny rectangle continues

Today, after I had finished crocheting the thirty-sixth round of my current front burner project (a granny rectangle crocheted with blues and greens), I found myself "in need" of a skein of Red Heart Super Saver real teal.

Although spent at least fifteen minutes trying to convince myself there was some other color that would do, I had enough of the real teal on hand to know that it was the color I wanted to use for the thirty-eighth round.

Unfortunately, what I had on hand was not anywhere near enough to crochet the entire round, and my day was chock full or errands to be run. I could not afford to spend the time going to a store only to find they didn't have the yarn I was seeking.

Then I recalled a feature that Jo-Ann Fabric has on their website. A quick online check told me that the color I was in search of was available at two different Jo-Ann Fabric locations each of which were in reasonably close proximity to one of my afternoon errand destinations.

So after I had run one errand, and before I needed to run a second, I checked the travel time to each store from what was then my current location, selected the one that was 5 minutes closer, and I was off.

In short order I had the yarn I was seeking:

real teal yarn
A fresh skein of Red Heart Super Saver real teal

and in between various errands, I was able to finish not only the previously as-yet-to-be completed 37th round, I finished the 38th as well:

crochet granny rectangle
An overview of my progess on the granny rectangle

and while I had the future blanket out, I got these photos that show a little bit more of the interplay of the colors I have been using in this project:

crochet rows of blues and greens
Rows of blues and greens
Detail of the interplay of color

One downside of going into a brick and mortar store is that you can find yourself tempted by things you would not have seen and you been shopping online.

Such was the case for me when I stumbled on these three skeins of yarn which seemed to beg to become part of my stash:

hollyhock, blueberry, and deep rose acrylic yarn
Back to front: hollyhock, blueberry, and deep rose

As I was in a hurry, I didn't have time to think over the purchase, so I ended up buying all three of them, and I expect they will find their way into whatever crochet adventure is next.

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4 thoughts on “The adventure of the granny rectangle continues

  1. I can certainly understand why those 3 skeins reached out and grabbed you — they would have me too. And the teal is luscious. Pour of all the people i know, you have THE MOST finely tuned sense of color. It’s just amazing to me. Can’t wait to see the finished blanket!

  2. That one sentence that brings with POUR should really say OUT of all the people…i love autocorrect. I really do. Honest! It’s great! Never makes a mistake. Just PERFECT!

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