I’ve always been drawn to the “square a day”, or “square a week” type projects. The ever-growing pile of squares must evoke such a sense of achievement, and I like the fact that the blankets are made up of several (hundred in some case!) “Mini-Projects”…perfect for working on while on the bus, bored at work, or during a 4 hour wait at A and E (accident prone? Moi?)
I could spend hours looking at projects such as this, this and this.
I run into problems, however, with the “one a week”, or “one a day” thing. Some days I can spend twelve straight hours crocheting, then life, chaos, cats or trips to A and E get in the way, and I may not pick up my hook for a week!
Hence the “Whenever I feel like it” title of this project. I’ll aim to complete at least one square a week- and if I don’t…then…meh! It’ll get finished eventually! It better had…this blanket is a request from The Sensible One, so she needs it sometime in the next century…
Number of squares, joining, borders, edging…none of these have crossed my mind yet. I can just imagine all you seasoned afghan makers cringing- sorry! But I’m going to keep laying them out, and when they’re ready to be joined together, I’ll just “know”, I guess. I hope. Maybe.
I’ve already completed my first two squares! The following photos are crap- because the weather has been crap, which makes the natural light in my apartment crap!
My first square is from this pattern. I changed the last few rows, because I wanted a more solid square. I tend to ignore the advice to check gauge, etc: this is crocheted with Aran wool and a 5mm hook, and the finished square is about 8 inches.
Square two (which would NOT lie straight!) is from here. I LOVE this pattern. The instructions are clear to follow, and I love the colors the creator uses, too.
So…encourage me please! I need a good, swift kick up the ass. I WILL complete this. I will try to dedicate a post a week to my latest square, and if I don’t, you have my permission to shout at me!