I spent much of this weekend engaged in various forms of catching up.
Yesterday, I slept late in an effort to get caught up on sleep, while today, I made a more complete catalog of the squares that I had not yet made for the 101 Crochet Squares crochet-a-long I am participating in, and then proceeded to complete as many as I could before sunset.
With the days now much longer than they were eight weeks ago, I had more time to work with, and I got three squares done.
First up was square 15 which I made using Red Heart Super Saver coffee, medium purple, and lavender.
Not only was the square a joy to crochet, I managed to catch the light just right, so the photo is a reasonably accurate representation of how the colors look in person:
If you saw my blog post of January 13 of this year, Jean Leinhauser’s square 79 might look more than a little familiar. Here is a photo of one square that was a topic of the post:
This Chocolate Box square from Jan Eaton’s book 200 Crochet Blocks, is very similar to square 79.
Next up was square 63. I was particularly intrigued by design at the center of the motif which makes use of treble stitches and judiciously placed chain-2 spaces to create the floral motif at the center of the design:
Another motif on my to-do list that caught my eye was square 79. Composed of (among other things) two rounds of popcorn stitches, I found the first two rounds to be quite charming:
and while I moved forward and completed the entire square:
I think the central motif should be explored more thoroughly as a design element in and of itself.
With both the sun and the temperature dropping, I got this one last photo before I went inside to warm-up and get some dinner:
It is going to be a challenge to piece together these disparate squares created over what will be a course of nearly two years when they are done, but it is one I am beginning to look very forward to.