Aloha beautiful people! I’ve finally managed to pry myself away from my most recent addiction to post and say ‘hi’ 🙂 It’s a beautiful, mild-sunny and breezy day over here and although I felt tired & heavy during this morning’s power walk (my fitness challenge for June), a hearty breakfast quickly brought back my spirits.
So now let’s talk about g-squares 🙂
So I really want to start crocheting wearables with lace motifs as I mentioned here. But I don’t have crochet experience other than doilies (yet) so I stayed within granny sqaure realm and found a tutorial for this lacy beauty online:
But when I joined the squares together, something just didn’t feel right.
I thought it looked rather ‘noisy’:
A bit downhearted, I was about to trash the squares. After all, if I’m going to invest time in making it and eventually wearing it, I must be 100% okay with the pattern to begin with, right?
But a friend encouraged me to ‘save the squares’ and try experimenting. Which is what I did. For almost the entire day last Sunday 😀
As you can imagine I came up with a handful of fails at first. This one was a finalist:
But I wanted something airy-er, so I finally settled on this:
And I think they attach rather beautifully now:
My vision was super blurry by the time I finished but I felt pretty good about the whole experimenting thing. As a beginner in the (wonderful!) art of crochet, being able to modify like this already felt huge to me 🙂
I’m thinking this would look nice as a shrug. We’ll see!