After my Hilbert curve afghan returned from it’s run at the 2010 North Carolina State Fair, my youngest son asked if he could have it on his bed.
After a moment of deliberation, I said yes.
Since that day the Hilbert curve has joined SpongeBob SquarePants on my son’s bed, and last night, as I tucked him in and pulled the blanket up to his shoulders, I looked at the reds and the orange, the yellow and the greens, the blues and the purples, and I realized just how much I missed crocheting with all of the colors:
So my first crochet action item of the day was to make progress on the textured squares “vanilla” afghan I have been working on.
I adore the textured square, but last night as I gazed over the expanse of bright colors on my son’s bed, I realized that I need to get the textured squares afghan done before the ability to work in neutral deserts me.
So that is where I started this morning and without much effort, I completed four of the small textured squares:
In arranging them as I did for the photo above, I realized that I have only begun to explore the possibilities of this technique, but the next exploration will have to be in color.
Having made measurable progress on the textured squares, I then indulged my desire for color with this Chocolate Box square from Jan Eaton’s 200 Crochet blocks for blankets, throws and afghans:
This crochet delicacy caught my eye as I was flipping through the pages of the book, paying particular attention to the mix and match square suggestions. The Willow square I had made in the pinks was suggested as a possible mix and match for the Chocolate Box square as well as for this Seville square which I only partially completed:
Willow, it seems, goes with almost anything:
Having given myself the opportunity to add cherry red to the quieter palette I have been using of late, tomorrow I will renew my efforts to move forward on the vanilla afghan so that as with the Hilbert curve, I can put the textured squares to bed.
Video Tutorial: How to make the crochet textured square/magic motif