A tale of eight squares

Today was the perfect day to stay at home and crochet.

The skies were overcast, the weather was uncertain, and I have plenty of projects that need my attention if I am going to get them done before my quest for glory at the 2011 North Carolina State Fair begins in early July.

With a fresh pot of coffee and the entire day ahead of me, I decided to concentrate my crochet efforts toward teh goal of finishing the seven granny squares for the groovyghan.

I resolved not to take any breaks until I finished the sixth round of all seven of the squares, which I did, shortly afternoon:

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The first six-rounds of the seven-round granny squares for the groovyghan

With the sixth round of all seven squares done, I ate a quick lunch and renewed my efforts to finish the squares while there was still daylight:

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Seven seven-round granny squares for my groovyghan

Buoyed that I had that I had completed the groovyghan granny squares, I then turned my attention to the 101 Crochet Squares crochet-a-long of which I am a part.

Armed with my collection of Etimo hooks, my stash of Red Heart Super Saver yarn, and my Moleskine notebook calendar for March where I have a list of all of the squares I have completed and have yet to complete, I reviewed the choices, got out my 5.0 mm hook, and set to work on Square 48. In what seemed like no time, I had it done:

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Crochet Square 48

Not all crochet days result in the kind of progress I made today, but I am grateful for each one, and keep working my craft, one stitch at a time.

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3 thoughts on “A tale of eight squares

  1. I found you on Twitter.. LOVE the squares! 🙂 the Groovygan is going to be so amazing!

    Don’t you just love productive crafty days!!

    1. I do love productive crafty days! And thank you so much for taking the time to read by blog.

  2. back from RI and though I did not have my computer I was able to peek at your progress via my phone…. can’t wait to see your finished grooveyghan as well as future squares – the latest one is intriguing!!!

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