My fingers decided to cooperate and let me hook for a little bit the other day, huzzah! It actually all started with a book I've been stalking for months now:
This book is no longer in print and when that happens, the price skyrockets on places like eBay and Amazon. (As of this writing, used copies are selling on Amazon for $50 and new copies are selling for over $100. Not to mention the copies selling for $150 on Alibris.com. Nuts, right?) It's been way too rich for my hooking blood until I lucked up on an eBay listing and scored a copy last week for $7 bucks. Wow, patience does pay off I guess! :P
So now that I've scored a copy of 101 Crochet Squares without it resulting in spending all of our money and my husband suing me for divorce, I've decided to crochet every square in this book, all 101 of them, all in order. Hopefully my fingers will keep up. :D
And so it begins...here is Square 1
Square 1 is a flower square, using a pansy. Instead of crocheting this as all one piece, you crochet the pansy, crochet the square and then sew one onto the other.
I promise the colors in real life are pretty, I used light and dark purples NOT light purple and dark blue like it looks in the pictures. lol
Not bad for my first square but I think I could have done better on the pansy. Hmmm...
I tell you, when I discover a book (or other object) I want but cannot find, it becomes my mission. I MUST find it or die trying! Okay, maybe not die trying but still, it's fun to hunt down your own personal holy grails. :)
What have you been on the hunt for lately?
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