...this is what happens when I try to crochet a granny "square" while watching Sense and Sensibility:
I don't usually knit or crochet during the summer - my interest completely vaporizes as soon as biking weather arrives. But the other night I was suddenly inspired, and these are the results. I recently discovered one of the cooler crochet books ever - 200 Crochet Blocks for blankets, throws, and afghans by Jan Eaton. It is basically a catalog of squares that theoretically will fit together if you use the same yarn and hook on all of them. I have been flipping through it and trying out ones that look interesting. I am relatively new to crochet, so I am still getting used to reading the maddening patterns, but I haven't encountered any mistakes in this book yet. I'm also finding granny squares to be way easier than I anticipated.
I am using left-over acrylic yarn that I had laying around (takes the pressure off!). Besides, I'm not sure I will ever have the patience to do an entire blanket, so these will probably just line the bottom of my knitting bag for awhile.
For some really gorgeous squares, check out yarnstorm.