With so many WIPs still to choose from, it’s hard to pick just one, but if I learned anything from the dueling WIPs of March, it is that it is easier to work on one project at a time; although as the number of WIPs that seem populate every corner of my house attest, I am not usually able to do that.
But since my efforts at focusing on one WIP yielded such good results with the fourth practically perfect granny square bag, I decided to pull out the pieces of the flamingo-inspired bag I began on July 3, 2015, and get to work.
Not too long ago I had come across eight (of sixteen) five-round granny squares I need to make the bag. The squares needed their ends woven in and trimmed, so that is what I did.
Today, using those recently completed squares as both a guide and inspiration for color, I raided a stash of one-round granny squares that I had already completed and got to work on the second round.
Here is how they looked after my hook had worked it’s magic:
With the second round of the eight squares completed, I set out an array of colors I wanted to use in the third round:
and paired the colors with the squares I thought they would look best. Then, using my hook and my current favorite crochet tension regulator, I got to work, and before the sun set on my Thursday, I had the third round of all eight squares completed:
and I even had the ends woven in and trimmed.
I don’t know what is compelling me at this point: a desire to complete as many WIPs as possible or an inability to stop making practically perfect bags, but either way, I am enjoying the progress that can be made one stitch at a time.