Monday, May 21, 2012

my week in squares.

In a way this little pile of squares represents a week in my life. Seven squares - seven days where I knew in the back of my mind that sometime that day, or that night, I would stop and sit down, choose a pattern, gather the yarn and crochet up a square.

So far a motif a day in May has been a pleasure.

So far there hasn't been a single day where I've not looked forward to my motif.

Last Monday I hooked up the Subtle Hearts pattern. Can you see the four hearts?

I made it sitting up in bed with my farmer boy next to me listening to a TED talk on his ipad.

It's actually a dishcloth pattern but I was dreaming of a hot water bottle pattern as the one warming my feet was burning me.

On Tuesday night I crocheted the Alter Ego square.

Once the girls were in bed, I sat on the floor in front of the fire and hooked up this trippy pattern.

On Wednesday we got our poodle Jo Jo and I took turns crocheting rounds of the Kata square and stroking his woolly coat. I forgot how comforting it is to have a warm, fluffy dog sleeping next to me.

I crocheted the Sunshine Lace square last Thursday in the car outside Miss Indi's first ever ballet class. It was freeeeeeezing in the car but oh so lovely to crochet away uninterrupted.

I love this square, it makes me think of the bright sunshiney autumn days we've been having. And she loved ballet. Yay!

On Friday I crocheted the Waterlily square in front of The Hunter. I love no TV during the week but I love movie night even more.

I love being able to crochet in the middle of the day on the weekends. In between taking Indi to singing and collecting the eggs, I sat on the couch and hooked the Colourful Bobbles square.

I did not enjoy making this square and I don't particularly like the outcome either. I guess it's OK to have some failures in my motifs month but I'm glad there aren't many.

To be honest, I think I like the back of the Colourful Bobbles square better than the front.

And last night, Sunday night, we watched some documentary about a horse whisperer and I crocheted the Tulip Square. Officially another dishcloth pattern. I love this pattern. I'm thinking I might have to crochet it again in another colourway on another day in May. But then again maybe not, I am loving the different square every day thing a bit too much.

All the pattern details for these squares are on ravelry - here.

So that's me, all caught up. And it's the start of a brand new week with another seven squares to come. And Miss Indi's high school transition day is tomorrow and Miss Pepper's prep orientation is too. Yikes. Might be a bit of an emotional week for me I think.

How about you?
What are you up to this week?
Anything exciting going on?
Are you liking my squares?
Do you have a fave?

See ya later square crocheter!


Oh and I almost forgot, I'm guest blogging over at Christie's today.
Why don't you pop over and say hi.


  1. These are just so beautiful a complete non sewing/knitting/crochet type person I just love them :)

  2. They are all beautiful. What are you going to make with them all?
    You are doing heaps better than me. I lost my motif mojo on Friday and it has yet to return. . .

  3. Love your squares! As a complete non-crocheter I think you are so very clever. I struggle to manipulate a crochet hook in order to do a provisional cast on when I'm knitting.
    Awww a new high schooler and a new preppie at once..... thinking of you lovely!
    Go gently xxxx

  4. Oh I just love that waterlilly square. Prep orientation is all ahead of us too.....very exciting xx enjoy xx

  5. I so wish my fingers worked like yours - you're amazing Kate.

  6. Dear Kate, I read your lovely guest post. What great skills for life you are gifting to your beautiful big girl! What a special mother you are : )

  7. Such beautiful squares. All the best for your BIG day tomorrow.

  8. Oh I love the Kata square so much, including the colour you've chosen, it's divine! I've just worked my butt off tonight while the children were sleeping so that I could spend tomorrow doing nothing but sewing. I'm planning on making tomato pants for DS, and a bag to hang the marble run pieces in. But neither of those items are as adorable as those little squares. You almost make me want to learn how to crochet.

  9. these are so beautiful! keep crocheting this week, it will surely carry you through all stressful times ahead! it has been a crazy few weeks here too, we really are at the pointy business end of the year, aren't we. i have been curled up watching dr who on iview, and stitching a kantha scarf (the scarf is very useful for hiding my head in during the scary bits!) xx

  10. The first and last are my faves!!! I'm participating in a CAL soon: You should check it out. :)

  11. I love so many of them, but especially Alter Ego and Kata. Are they all stitched in cotton? The yarn is beautiful. I am going on a weekend mystery flight on Friday so the week will be spent catching up on the housework I will miss (not) out on, and filling the freezer and pantry for my loved ones.

  12. You have been busy - my favourites would be Subtle Hearts and Kata.

  13. Hi Kate, I'm loving seeing all your squares. What fun for you each day! I'm still finishing off my bulls-eye blanket that I was inspired to make after seeing yours, but I'm up to the one-colour part so it isn't nearly as much fun, but then again the end is in sight!!
    Enjoy your week : -)

  14. These are great! I love that you have a memory attached to each squares - makes it even more special. Can't wait to see this week's squares! xo

  15. They are great squares... I'm always amazed at how many patterns there are.

  16. So awesome and looks like so much fun. I love nothing more than sitting down with a ball of yarn and hook and making 'something'.

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  18. Great squares Kate, the tulip one is my favourite, but can't help think of christmas with that colour combination.

    Really enjoyed reading your guest blog - how wonderful for Indi that you are parents that allow her to develop these types of skills...these are skills that they don't learn at school but will actually be more precious as adults than any mathematical formula! Indi has created a great room - well done to her.

    Hope you have a happy week.
    Fleur xx

  19. So....... what happens in June? Do you make a rug? I'm loving them all. Too clever. I need to learn. High school transition sounds like a whole new chapter....... one I'm so not ready for yet! Xx

  20. Oh my! These are all so amazing! :) Just divine! :)

  21. High school transition? I can only imagine how you and Farmer Bren are feeling now that your first baby has grown up so much and so quickly.

    But I know how you are feeling on the prep orientation as Mae has her first visit next week and school uniforms were tried on yesterday. Things are going to seem so strange in a couple of months with an empty house each weekday for the first time in so many years.


  22. I love the colourful bobbles the most! (sorry) x

  23. I've decided i'm going to make lots of lovely dishcloths and make a wallhanging out of them. And crochet some more to actually use as you know, dishcloths! Oh to find the time... So many projects, only one pair of hands!

  24. You certainly have been busy!!! I have to say, I love the bobble one!

  25. highschool prep and Orientatin prep. How are you prepping for all that?
    lots of hugs and tea I hope lovely. xx

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