If I chose all of my projects, I probably not be working on my current project; it would seem that sometimes a project chooses us. Such is the case for me with the off-white textured afghan that I think of as my “adventure in vanilla.
I started work on it yesterday, although to say that I started on it yesterday is not entirely accurate.
My first foray into this project was many years ago when I was unable to completely decipher the directions or the design, but coming to the project a decade later, I have now developed the skills to read the directions and understand the underlying principles of the project’s design.
Built on this central motif:
Maggy Ramsay’s design is essentially four small squares joined and then edged to create a medium square.
Here is my first medium square which I completed this morning, next to four additional small squares I made for what will form the core of what will be the second medium square:
Here I have joined the four small squares into two strips:
and here, I have joined the two strips into one square which is now ready to be edged and made into yet another medium square:
Once I complete four medium squares, those square will then be joined and edged to form a large square.
I will keep making small squares to form medium squares to form large squares until I have four large squares.
Finally, the four large squares will be assembled and then edged to form the completed afghan.
There are still quiet a few stitches between now and the end of this project, but I am looking forward to all that I will learn along the way.
Video Tutorial: How to make the crochet textured square/magic motif