I've been bitten by the Knit/Crochet/Quilting Bug. I learned that I could be doing handwork while I watch little ones and do my work later. I've had a much more relaxed day, but that might be because I'm still in my pajamas!! Anyway, this is my 1st time to make a granny square with directions with the intent to make many squares. I had to keep these from many hands wanting all the swatches!! I found two old knitting swatches from eons ago and finally took them off the needles. I made this one sorta-kinda in a pentagon and learned where to make it less or more for it to lay flat. It's in a dark red, navy blue and green with a charcoal border. I don't know the fiber content of the navy, but the red is acrylic and the other two are wool. I know, but these are my scraps and I love how they look together!! I will most likely make squares so I can put them together. If I wanted to make pentagons or hexagons, they would probably be coasters or hot pads for tea kettles. If you would like to join me, let me know. If you can send (e-mail) pics of progress, I'd be glad to post them with your notes or comments!! I'm planning on making one per day. So, in about 2 months I should have enough for a throw, if I don't get sick of them. I would LOVE to make Ellen Bloom's "Vintage Afghan" on grannyalong (dot) blogspot (dot) com. I think it's an easy way to start if you don't want to switch colors.