Super Bowl 2013

The Super Bowl has come to be, for me, a time to work on large projects where I work out elements of design that tend to resurface in future projects.

This tradition began for me with Super Bowl 2011, when I worked on this piece titled “If Frank Stella Crocheted”:

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If-Frank-Stella-Crocheted granny square

I later modified the design to meet the specifications for Coats & Clark, and the redesign resulted in Bright Squares Art Throw:

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Red Heart Yarns photo of Bright Squares Art Throw

For Super Bowl 2012, I was busy working on this textured vanilla piece from Maggy Ramsay’s Magic Motif Crochet:

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I make progress with the textured squares afghan

and that texture resurfaced in my 2012 North Carolina State Fair project, resulting in this crochet rendition of an Amish quilt:

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An overview of my 2012 state fair project

This year I am working on a long-forgotten Anne Halliday design that can be found in Leisure Arts pamphlet #3362:

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Anne Halliday’s Creature Collection afghan

The specific project is titled “Creature Collection.” I, however, call my rendition of this project, “If pigs (and dogs and birds and bears and frogs and lions and turtles) flew.”

After getting the ends woven in on some of the non-creature hexagons that resurfaced last week, this weekend, I spent my time getting a start on the colorful creatures.

First up was the lion, but I only got this far:

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Lion to-be

Next, I worked on the bird. Here is the foundation:

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The foundation of a future bird

and here it is with the parts assembled, but not yet attached:

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The future bird with all of its pieces

Lastly, I got a start on three frogs:

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A frog takes shape

I don’t know how this project will transform me; I only know that it will.

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