Another practically perfect day

Today I got done almost everything I imagined I would get done yesterday.

First up after breakfast, laundry, and dogwalking was Square E-2. I had some definite ideas about what I wanted to accomplish with the colors, and when I was done, I felt that my efforts were a success:

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Crochet Square E-2

From there, I moved onto Square D-2. I had made the central panel on Sunday, but had no idea what colors I would use for the other rounds. Once I had good daylight and a stash bag full of yarn to work with, I settled on a much loved vintage green and a bright yellow:

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Crochet Square D-2

Next up was the square for the top right hand corner: B-4. The fact that it required eight different colors to complete it had been a bit problematic for me, but finally, I stumbled onto what I wanted to do, and I got it done:

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Crochet Square B-4

With all of the squares I had time to make before dinner made, I decided that would try to join them after we had eaten. Here is how the beach-blanket to be looked before:

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The future beach blanket before more crochet squares were added

and here is how it looked with squares B-4. D-2, and E-2 in place before the last round of each was added:

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Crochet Squares B-4, D-2, and E-2 before the joining round

The time to do the actual joining had arrived; I worked the final round of Square B-4 with Red Heart Super Saver cherry red:

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The future crochet beach blanket with crochet square B-4 joined

I used Red Heart Super Saver gold to join Square E-2:

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The future crochet beach blanket with crochet square E-2 joined

and for a strip of 3dc clusters that join crochet Squares B-4 and A-4:

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The future crochet beach blanket with a strip of 3dc clusters joining A-4 to B-4

Lastly, I used Red Heart Super Saver pumpkin to finish and attach Square D-2:

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The future crochet beach blanket at the end of the day

While I am not entirely satisfied with all of my final round choices (There were two in particular I was itching to pull out, but I resisted the urge so I could get a photo before evening overtook the day), the errors I make and then pull out are just as necessary to the forward progress of the project as my successes, and while it isn’t always fun to redo something, I find there is a potential to gain insight from my mistakes that my successes don’t seem to offer.

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4 thoughts on “Another practically perfect day

  1. This is a totally amazing work-in-progress! You’re going to outdo yourself yet again.

  2. My Grandmother used to say -Its not only in the doing but sometimes in the Undoing that we truly learn… I was just a kid in those days and did not yet crochet…. it is only now that I do and that I have, and am able to give myself over to the process that I understand her words and wisdom <3 Your progress is as always a journey a lesson and a joy to be undertaking with you…..

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