Beyond The Square ♥ Celebrations
I am down to my last
‘Beyond the Square’
I have made 143 motifs
from one little book.
You have worked your way through
a whole motif book?
Yes I have!
The book is called ‘Beyond the Square’ by Edie Eckman
(in case you missed that) and there are
144 motifs in it.
Cool! When did you start this little
project of yours?
I posted my first motif up back in
(the 22nd to be precise).
You have been plugging away at these motifs
for a year & a half?!
Are you sure?
It doesn’t sound like something you
As I said earlier,
Was it fun?
It was, and I learnt a few things too.
That I can’t crochet from written instructions;
18 months on, I still don’t know the proper name for this
let alone this
This isn’t a crochet symbol.
But this is
I think my inability to read patterns, might be
why I can’t knit.
(so nothing to do with your cack-handedness then?)
…and the other things you learnt?
charts are usually very easy.
Do you have a favourite ‘Beyond the Square’
I don’t think I have,
but I do prefer the textured ones.
You know, the ones with
sticky -pokey up
Like motif 26, you mean.
What about colours,
do you have any preferences?
I enjoyed working with
Motifs always come out ‘happy shiny’
with that combination.
A close second,
I guess would be the orange & jade combination.
Motif 115 always catches my eye when I look
through the gallery.
And your least favourite motif?
What all of them?!
So these were the hardest to make?
No. Most of them are actually very easy to make.
The problem is that they
never want to be triangles.
Okay…so the hardest to make is?
I tried on 4 separate occasions to get those
bullions to work, & struck out everytime
on the second wrapped swirl.
Wrapping yarn 12 times around a 2mm crochet hook,
and THEN pulling yarn through the lot is not easy!
I call this motif,
the ‘Ruiner of Saintly Patience’.
I wonder what Edie has to say about that name?
I heard she lives on a tiny isolated island, far,
far away from a post office.
I will check for you…
So, what are your plans after the last motif
and after that?
Find another ‘little lengthy’ project to get on with.
I need structure in my life, or nothing gets done.
Congratulations on completing this one!
I look forward to hearing all about your new project.