Over a year ago, I made my first granny square with my first yarn ever purchased. I intended to make DD a poncho, but stoped at that first square.
I rediscovered it while organizing my stash, and since I've been in a crochet mood lately, I whipped up a few more squares during CSI. My tension is much looser now, so I had to shift down a hook size from last year.
DD took a long look at my work and suggested that a beach bag would be cuter. She's always full of great ideas like that. With four more squares and a handle to go, hopefully I'll have it finished by next summer.
DD politely advised that my crochet beanie was too masculine. "It needs to be pink or have flowers." She's always right.
After following the same 3 flower patterns over and over, I devised my own. It's everything I love in a crochet flower - large round curly petals and a textured center, and made without having cutting the yarn (except for color changes, duh). Now I need some tea and cakes.