Dreaming of a white textured afghan

My ambitions, it would seem, almost always exceed the amount of time available to achieve them, and today was not the exception that proves the rule.

This past weekend, I got to see the Carolina Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker. In addition to the standard music and dancing, there was also the addition of a more extensive element of magic than is included in a typical production of this holiday classic.

I left the ballet inspired, and like Clara who dreamed of the Nutcracker that came to life, I had dreams of my own.

Many of my dreams involve my crochet work, and how I will bring the pieces I am making to life.

Today the textured squares afghan I have been working on was at the center of my dreams; this is how I imagined the day would unfold:

I would finish four small squares.

I would join them into one square that would form the center of the fourth medium square.

I would edge them and finish the two additional medium squares

I would then join the four medium squares which would form the center of one large square.

I would then add a border to the large square, making it even larger, and then I would be back where I started, making one small square.

As can be seen in this photo, I was on track to finish two additional medium squares:

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Two medium squares and the center of two medium squares-to-be

Then the dream began to falter, and while I managed to finish the third medium square, my progress on the fourth was not as impressive:

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Three of the four medium squares needed to make the large square

While I did not achieve my crochet “dream” day, the very act of having a dream helped me to organize my day and set my priorities which allowed me to get finish the third medium square and make a substantial start on the fourth square.

And for anyone who needs a reminder of the value of dreams, here is a contemporary Christmas carol to help get you in a dreaming mood so you can begin your own adventure, whatever it may be.

Video Tutorial: How to make the crochet textured square/magic motif

4 thoughts on “Dreaming of a white textured afghan

  1. Okay, my Christmas DVD inspiration is (drumroll, please…), are ya ready, because here it comes…’CHRISTMAS VACATION.’ No Christmas is complete without at least two viewings of this lovely old classic (IU’m cracking myself up here!!)

  2. The squares are lovely. It’s a good thing you’re dreaming of a white afghan. You’re certainly not going to get a white Christmas in this toasty Carolina weather.

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