In addition to making the second pot of my veggie chili within a week and making another skillet of cornbread (as perfect a winter time meal as any, I can assure you), I set about teaching myself to crochet. It's not something I've ever consciously wanted to do until I started seeing granny squares everywhere—like the image above which is from the Granny A Day Craft Challenge from Meet Me At Mikes, and fell head over heels in love with Alicia Paulson's Sunshine Day Baby Afghan.
So a few weeks ago I signed myself up for a two session class at Ephemera to make my own granny squares blanket fully knowing that I'd need to know how to crochet first. I used this tutorial and after a few rows of not increasing the side chain stitches enough, and watching the videos each a few times, I can do a single crochet (I believe that's what it's called). Check out my somewhat uneven swatch!
My tension isn't exactly even but I'm pretty proud of myself and I love that it's fairly easy—at least so far! I'll keep you updated once my class, and blanket, get underway.