Sunday, after I had finished work on my blog, my husband helped me with some much needed blog maintenance, and we changed the template that I was using for the blog so that it would be optimized for mobile viewing.
Since there were already changes as a result of the new and improved template, I took the opportunity to rearrange a few things (like a dedicated “free pattern” page with links to the free patterns) in a way that I hope will make it easier for my readers to find what they are looking for.
With that long overdue blog chore done, life rushed in to fill the vacuum that had been created, and yesterday and today were filled with errands to be run and things to be done that were not crochet.
But then, shortly after 1:30, the universe loosened its grip and I was able to get to work on what I have come to think of as my color study poncho.
Inspired by some of the exercises in Josef Albers’ Interaction of Color, I was nearly finished with all of the squares for my future poncho, but there were two about which I had some uncertainty, and today, my first order of crochet business was deciding if I would assemble the poncho with these two squares:
or if I would switch the outer colors, turning them into these two other squares:
After giving it some thought, I decided to switch the colors.
So, while the fourteen completed squares (the ends of which I had woven in and trimmed):
were soaking in a tub of warm water in my kitchen sink:
I frogged the two squares in question:
The incredibly short afternoon was slipping away at an alarming pace, but I stayed focused, wrung the water out of the squares, first by hand, then between towels, and in short order, I had the fourteen completed squares blocked:
and while those squares dried in the delightful late autumn afternoon weather, I turned my attention to the two remaining squares and made this progress:
As for the poncho, I know that I will finish it; one way, or another.