In which I get caught in a vortex of errands

I knew there was no avoiding errands today, but I did not realize the extent to which they were unavoidable.

It turned out that when I left my house I had entered an errand vortex that would take me to hither and yon and back again.

At one point, it wasn’t even clear that I would have anything to blog about other than how I didn’t get a single stitch of crochet done, but then a brief window of time presented itself. I quickly to pulled out my 4.5 mm hook and, using my beloved Red Heart Super Saver, took hook to yarn and tried this pattern from Lion Brand Yarns:

Crochet star pattern from Lion Brand® Yarn

Using the directions I found Lion Brand Yarn’s website, I made the following stars from Red Heart Super Saver cherry red:

red crochet granny star
A red granny star

soft white:

white crochet granny star
A white crochet granny star

and blue:

blue crochet granny star
A blue crochet granny star

And here are the three stars seen together:

red, white, and blue crochet stars
Three granny stars, all in a row

As I made the three stars pictures above, I thought it would be interesting to experiment with variations on the pattern and came up with the three-round star seen in between the two four-round stars:

Variation on a crochet theme, completed while caught in a vortex of errands
Variation on a crochet theme, completed while caught in a vortex of errands

I’m not certain the color changes work, but I do like the three-round star and think that a garland composed of three-round white stars placed in between larger four-round blue and red stars would make a wonderful Fourth of July holiday decoration or could, perhaps, be used to cordon off all time vortexes to warn the unsuspecting before they step too close.