15 December 2012

The Daily Square

There is no way around it.

I need a project. A creative project.

Something big. Something time consuming and frustrating. Something I will mostly likely end up hating half way through but loving when it is done. I crave the challenge and discipline (yes, discipline) needed to finish it.

So, I'm doing a 365 project again this year.

In 2009 and 2010 I completed a 365 Photo a Day project--one photo out of my day for a year. In 2011 and 2012 I tried do do the same, but with self portraits and failed miserably.

I've thought about it and made a list of all the possible things I could do. Writing something everyday seemed a bit disingenuous--unless I mixed fiction and non-fiction but there are days when nothing and I mean nothing comes to mind in terms of putting words to paper. Doing a mileage challenge--a mile a day was far too intimidating and I know would be nearly impossible. And as much as I want to I just don't have it in me to try and do another photo a day project. Yes it is on my 35 Before 35 list (the self portrait project) but I have other plans for that.

And then I came up with The Daily Square.

Another item on my 35 before 35 list is to learn to quilt and actually make one. I'm modifying that "goal" a bit and changing it to an afghan. A granny square afghan. I have lusted after having one for as long as I can remember and am using this project to make one or two depending on how may squares I end up with (above and beyond 365 of course!).

The project, in theory, should be pretty easy (aren't all project "pretty easy" before you actually get started?): one granny square a day for a year. And at the end of the year, I'll put it together and hopefully have a beautiful new afghan to show for all my hard work.

Because I am so excited about the project, I'll be posting about it here: The Daily Square. Complete with pictures, links to the patterns I'm using, general updates and whatever fun crochet related items I find!

I'm really looking forward to getting this project started. But am more excited to see the final project! Is anyone else doing a 365 project this year?


  1. Hi Meg - I really love this idea - what a great challenge! I am looking forward to reading about your daily squares so much!

    Love, Qaroline

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