The past few days have been, generally speaking, overcast, and if not completely gray, also not completely sunny.
Almost every day this past week, the afternoons have had short-lived, but intense rainstorms, and today was no exception.
Here is how it looked shortly before six this evening:
It is against this rather gray tableau that I made my decisions about what to crochet today, and the part of my crochet day that I spent on actually crocheting (as opposed to weaving in ends, attempting to write down coherent directions for various project I have worked on and am working on), I attempted to counterbalance both the weather and the rather somber shades that have thus far comprised the large textured squares that I have made for my 2012 North Carolina State Fair project.
Using Red Heart Super Saver shocking pink, I attempted to ameliorate the weather and made vibrant squares that I hope will add visual interest and serve as a counterpoint to the more subdued pieces I have already crocheted for the state fair project.
I started by crocheting one large textured square:
Then I moved on and made four small textured squares:
and finished the crocheting portion of my day with four textured rectangles:
I never really know until I start to assemble a project how the pieces are going to work together, and it is always with some trepidation that I begin the task of joining the pieces of a large project, as the effect one color has on another can create changes and unanticipated consequences for the piece as a whole.
But at this point the only way to move is forward, and that is the direction I will go, one stitch at a time.