I'm sharing my progress working through the Chain Reaction Afghan Project. It's been great fun so far to really expand my repertoire of crochet techniques. Each square in the blanket is designed by a different person using different techniques/skills, and is only 12x12", so I'm never bored.
Apparently blogging on Sundays is hard. But I'm here, and that's what counts, I guess. This is my next to last already-completed Chain Reaction Afghan square post - oh noes what am I going to do after this?!
So the square you see up above is unblocked - obviously, since it's not really square-shaped. It's one of the last squares I made. I blocked it at work and then immediately joined it with its neighbors, so I don't have any post-blocking pictures. Don't let that impact your judgment however, this is a really neat square. Admittedly my rav project page is called "Infuriating Snow at Midnight" (the square is actually called Snow at Midnight) because I had to start it something like 4 or 5 times and kept ripping it out because I didn't understand the instructions on how you first integrate the blue background and the white snowflake motif. Thankfully Allison was there to set me straight; the white snowflake starts out just as a crochet chain, which you weave over and under the posts of the designated round in the blue background. Once you get that it's smooth sailing and the pattern is quite clear. But that initial weaving step is not your standard crochet fare and it's not exactly written clearly. Despite my initial frustration, the final square is pretty cool.
Happy Sunday, dear readers. Hope your weeks start out well tomorrow.