My youngest son finished the second week of his second semester of high school this afternoon, and we marked the occasion with a trip to the Goodberry’s frozen custard stand near our home.
We had been monitoring the flavor-of-the-day calender, and today’s flavor was Sweet Cream, one of our favorites.
With that flavor of the day in mind, it seemed fitting that after yesterday’s phantasm of color, I found myself working on the textured squares afghan, which, like today’s flavor, is an unobtrusive shade of white.
I last worked on this project eight days ago, and at the time I was 12 small textured squares shy of what I needed to finish the project. That day I eked out one square, and today I made seven more to go with the lone square I had finished just over a week ago:
Curious to see how the final project might look I laid out all of the pieces I had. As I had late afternoon errands to run, the light was not exactly optimal, but the photo did yield an interesting overview of the project:
The small textured square that forms the backbone of this afghan is proving to be a very interesting motif with numerous potential applications.
With the density and texture of the motif, it is ideal for coasters, trivets or potholders. It might even make an interesting (in a very utilitarian sort of way) tawashi or face scubber.
Tomorrow, I will probably find my way back to some colors, but in the meantime, working in the crochet equivalent of sweet cream was a delight.
Related video tutorial: How to make a textured crochet square