I love the stitching I did on this thrift store stool, but over the weekend, I was teaching myself some traditional crocheted granny squares and I had an idea inspired by Ingrid's gorgeous stools.
I did several small, 2-round granny squares (the easiest instructions I've found for these are here). I tend to do things like this over and over, till it feels as if those movements are actually imprinted in my brain. Suddenly, I can suddenly crochet a granny square out of cooked spagetti without even trying.
Well, ok, actually, that would be a stretch.
My little project got the nod from Gracie. She liked the cream yarn I was adding around the finished squares (just a half double crochet stitch all the way around, doing 3 at each corner.) I attached them all together using this method, which has become my favorite. I just can't seem to do the sew-in method very well, at least not yet.
In a matter of an afternoon, I had myself a bonafide stool cover. Not nearly as lovely or well-made as Ingrid's, and it doesn't fit perfectly, but I'm still proud.
I think this may be going into my new basement studio (yes! we've found office space for Story Trading, so it will be moving off campus and the big switcharoo will begin sometime in February). I'm so excited to get down there and spread out.