Square by square

This time of year always seems to present me with scheduling challenges, but so far in the 2014 North Carolina State Fair project crochet season, I have managed to pretty much stay on track with the production of squares.

Yesterday, I exceeded my square quota by three squares, and I also managed to join several rows of squares into strips that I will join later.

Today I continued in those efforts.

I got off to a slow start, but eventually settled in on the back deck with my yarn and hook, and by noon, I had crocheted seven squares toward the days quota:

seven blue granny squares
Seven blue granny squares

Not quite six hours later, I had crocheted an additional six squares for a total of 13:

Thirteen blue granny squares

While the 13 squares were 20 shy of my goal of 33, I had plans to go see the Durham Bulls play the Pawtucket Red Sox in the 3rd game of a best of 5 series for the Governor’s Cup.

I knew I would have time to work on the squares while I watched the game, so I focused a lot of my crochet energy on joining the squares of two of the panels into strips that I will later join.

Here is how the designated panels looked as of noon:

granny square crochet picture
Two granny square picture panels at noon

and here is how far I had gotten with them shortly before I had to stop working on them so I could get ready to go the game:

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The same granny square picture panels in the late afternoon

As for the game, the weather held out just long enough for the Durham Bulls to win 4-3 in what ended up being a bit of a ninth inning nail biter.

Tomorrow, after I have dispatched my various chores and obligations I will once again pull out my hook, my yarn, and my Clover bent-tipped needles and resume work on this year’s state fair project, and with any luck and a lot of work, I hope to stay on track to finish this piece in time for the fair.