Square 56 and Square 69

Today was my first full day home after my recent travels took me as far south as Huntsville, Alabama, and as far north and west as Edwardsville, Illinois.

I had a number of household chores and errands that needed my attention after having spent so much of the past week away from home, but once they were done, I picked up where I had left off with Square 56 from Jean Leinhauser’s 101 Crochet Squares.

Seven days had passed since I last worked on this square, and I had stopped work on it mid-way through the sixth and final round. I no longer recall what it was that prevented me from finishing it the day I started work on, but it is done now:

textured crochet square 56 from 101 crochet squares by jean leinhauser
Crochet Square 56

Buoyed by a sense of accomplishment at having finished Square 56 in one week’s time, I went back to the 101 Crochet Squares crochet-a-long group on Ravelry to see what new square had been posted in the seven days since I last checked. As luck would have it, it was another single color motif, Square 69:

crochet square 69 from 101 crochet squares by jean leinhauser
Crochet Square 69

Unlike Square 56, I was able to work very nearly uninterrupted, and not only did I finish crocheting Square 69 at what felt like crochet-warp speed, I had time to get a photo of the two squares just hanging out and enjoying the first day of summer:

crochet squares 69 and 56 from 101 crochet squares by jean leinhauser
Crochet Squares 69 and 56

I’m not yet decided how I will spend the second day of summer, but I am hoping that finishing up Square 56 and keeping up with the crochet-a-long (at least for this week) is a harbinger of what’s to come.