This square is from the very excellent book 200 Crochet Blocks by Jan Eaton. It really does have 200 crocheted squares in it – and they are pretty nice squares too! This one is called Arcadia. It uses chain stitch, treble crochet and double crochet. It’s not that tricky, although I did have 3 goes at it, and then make it one round smaller then it’s meant to be. It’s just that it would have been HUGE and I want my squares to be fairly similar in size. The pattern was easy to follow and look how cheery the colours are. I really love cheery. Yes I do. So that all worked out really great. Not perfect, but a pretty good go at great, I think! There are two trebles missing in the top left corner, just so that you don’t think I’m annoyingly super clever. I’m sure there are other mistakes too… but I think it looks cute regardless! Hurrah for nearly right!
Another bonus today :: I went to check out the meeting room at the Carlton Library (which was great) and they happened to have the River Cottage Cookbook in too! I love The River Cottage. Can’t wait to start cooking some things from it! PLUS they had Jan Eaton’s Ripple Crochet Book there too! Land sakes and lucky days!
AND if that wasn’t enough :: The second hand bookstore had not only a vintage book about making Kites, but also a stack of really cute Brownie magazines from the seventies. Heavens to Betsy!
Incidentally:: My internet is half working today! Which is way better then yesterday!
So the thing is :: I am having a great day, despite having a very sore neck! (But let’s not talk about the boring sore neck!)
PS – Haven’t you noticed a lot of people using ‘::’ lately?! I think it makes you look smart and arty. Why don’t you see if it works for you!?!
PPS – A Granny A Day – I’ll upload this lil guy when my internet speeds up a bit later on!