Still fighting some residual exhaustion after completing my project, I got up this morning and headed straight to the coffee maker.
Fortified with fresh coffee, I went to my outdoor office, lint roller in hand, and went over the projects I was going to enter to get rid of any stray hairs and other detritus. Once that task was completed, I packed it up in the car,
and drove to the North Carolina State Fairgrounds:
Afterwards, my son and I stopped for celebratory doughnuts; then we headed home.
At two in the afternoon, I found myself in the unusual position of not having anything in particular to work on. Within minutes I got out the latest acquisition to my crochet library, Knitting It Old School and remedied the situation.
As I mentioned in a previous post, I desperately want to make Maryse Roudier’s Go-go Granny which is one of the designs featured in Chapter 4 of the book, and I decided this afternoon, that now was as good a time as any to get started.
I pulled out a 4.00 mm hook to see how close I could get to gauge using Red Heart Super Saver yarn, and I found that if I did four rounds instead of five, I got the gauge exactly. Since I am changing the color design a bit so that I can wear it for Halloween as a sort of crochet color study à la Josef Albers, it doesn’t really matter if I get the gauge with four rounds or five, just as long as I get it.
Here is the progress I made today:
Just another 90 and 1/4 squares to go, and I’ll have my dress!