While the official start of spring is still twelve days away, you would not know it by the weather we had today. Clear blue skies, with just a touch of crisp in the air — weather so perfect it would have been so easy to set aside my chores and simply sit outside and watch the world go by.
Instead, I got out my vacuum and went after the dust and pet hair that were abundantly visible in the lovely late winter light, and while I could have kept at it all day, eventually, I tired of the chore, put the vacuum away, got out my hook, and resumed work on my two front-burning practically perfect granny square bags-to-be.
With two project competing for my attention, I decided to first focus on the bag destined to be decorated with some of the extra boho hearts from my cousins’ memorial service. I was within three five-round squares of finishing the body of the bag, so hook in hand and stash at my side, I got to work, and low and behold, before the sun set on the day, I had finished all of the remaining five-round squares:
Content to set that aside for the moment, I then resumed work on the donut bag.
Yesterday I had experimented with a square that would be used on either side where a bend is required.
It did not go well.
With that in mind, I decided that I would instead focus on making one of the large squares that will be anchor the design, and if time permitted (it didn’t), I would try another version of the side square that bedeviled me yesterday.
Still, despite not getting a second version of the side-square-that-must-bend worked out, I did make modest progress and got this photo before the sun set:
Each of these projects energize me in different ways, and while I don’t know how this duel will end, I am sure that some other projects will step up and fill the vacuum that will be created when these projects are ta-done.