I managed some ritual Christmas & New Year crocheting again this year (seems like the only time of year when I sit still long enough to do any!).
First up is an afghan:
I started making the centre granny squares for no particular purpose (that I can remember!) an embarrassingly long time ago. I decided to be decisive about them, sew them together, and just keep hooking border rows around them until someone found me old and buried underneath it!
It now takes me an hour to hook a row! It is satisfyingly addictive and not mentally taxing, so I think there will be a few more rows before I have to decide how to finish it! Crocheted lace trim? Bobble edging? Suggestions on a postcard ...
Next is another WIP!
I started making these circles last Christmas (2011) and fell out of love with them when the pattern said to square them with white.
But with my decisive head on this year (it doesn't get put on that often!) I stuck with the pattern, made the centre (which turned out to be teeny - 9.5" square - this is supposed to be a cushion!), and then did my own thing by adding a few border rounds.
I thought I'd crochet the back differently, and made
2 3 4 attempts at a chevrons. But alas, I couldn't get the width right, and had to concentrate too much, so I've given up!
I guess you'll be seeing this WIP again this time next year!!