When I walked to the bus stop with my son this morning, there was a light drizzle making everything damp and a bit soggy. By the time the sun rose on the new day, it was to reveal a panoply of gray from the clouds overhead to the damp asphalt beneath my feet.
While I spent most of my crochet day under these gray skies (making modest progress on a home improvement project of sorts), the most satisfying part was the assembly of a new, large, textured square for the textured squares afghan. The newly minted large, textured square was then joined to its recently completed partner, and then that two-square strip was joined to the first two-square strip I made, and this four-square square was formed:
As difficult as it is for me to work in just one color (and an off-white to boot!), I love the textural details that are emerging:
Maggy Ramsay gave such great care and consideration to the design and construction of this piece, that even the joining technique (right sides together with a single crochet through both loops of both sides being joined) adds an intriguing textural dimension to the back side of the piece:
My plan (at this point) is to make two more squares, join them to form a rectangle that measures 2 squares by 3 squares, and then border the rectangle with either six or twelve rows.
Today’s rain had the effect of shaking loose the cobwebs. I am hoping that the “mostly sunny to partly cloudy and warmer” weather we are due for tomorrow is just as good at promoting crochet activity as today’s gray skies were.