Can this lampshade be saved?

While I was busy finishing up work on my granny square bag for summer, a friend of mine from high school pointed out several possible projects I might want to pursue once the bag was done, and one in particular caught my attention: It was a lamp with a crochet lampshade.

As luck would have it, I have at my disposal, a lampshade in need of a makeover.

Here are the lamp and its lampshade as it appeared on my back deck this afternoon:

Can this lampshade be saved?
Can this lampshade be saved?

As is pretty clear from the photo, this lampshade has seen better days. In an effort to return it to its glory of yore, I got out a basket full of my Red Heart Super Saver yarns, a 5.5 mm hook, and began making two-round granny squares using the same colors that I used in my recently completed bag.

By late afternoon, I had finished 15 squares:

Granny squares that will be used in my attempt to rehab the lamp
Granny squares that will be used in my attempt to rehab the lamp

Here is how they looked with the lamp:

Group photo of the lamshade and granny squares
Group photo of the lamshade and granny squares

I don’t yet have a complete vision of this project, but I will do what I usually do and continue to move forward, one stitch at a time.