A blog about my life, knitting, and other stuff.

November 11, 2009

Crochet Foray

This weekend after finishing and blocking my blanket and shawl I started a few new projects.

The Short-Row Hat by Veronik Avery.

Ulmus by Kristen Kapur.

By Sunday night my hands were very tired from knitting. But I still wanted something to do while I watched the season finale of Mad Men. The Fiber Gallery has volunteered to be a drop-off site for a local project to benefit Knit-a-Square. Despite the name, squares can be crocheted too. I decided to crochet a scrappy square with whatever I had lying around. This is when I learned that I can't crochet a square. I thought I could. I also thought these colors looked good together so clearly my judgment was way off late Sunday night.

Yesterday I decided that I was going to crochet a square that was square damn it! And I did it.

No, really. It's an honest to goodness square. See?

It then occurred to me that a granny square might be easier to keep square.

Only just started this guy but I like it already. And it looks like a square.