In the middle of February I went through my yarn stash to get it sorted and to remind me of what is in it. I found more than a kilo of 2-ply wool that I bought about ten years ago when we had just moved into the house.
Since then I have learned to spin and I have also learned a lot about wool and yarn - and that has changed the way I look at yarn.This yarn just was not up to standard for investing time knitting mittens or hats - it is not strong enough. But it was 100% wool, and it was in grey, and I am very fond of grey colours. So, I decided to make granny squares.
I do not consider myself a crocheter - I only have rudimentary skills. But I can manage a granny square. All in all I made 77 squares and used about 1150 grams of yarn.
I added a red yarn for contrast and used it for a couple of squares and for joining the squares.
It is a colour combo often found in old knitted items and one of which I am very fond. I finished off with washing it (I actually washed in the machine on cold, it was far to big to be hand washed) and pinned it out while drying.
Finished measurements: 230 x 140 centimetres (about 92 x 56 inches).