Years ago I did basic crocheting then stopped. Last year I started knitting but then I stopped that too. I found some of my old crocheting work and thought I might like to start that again. Then my SIL gave me a gift certificate for a yarn shop so I knew crocheting was on my horizon again.
Last week I was going through some of my mom's stuff and found yarn and a granny square that she must have started before her stroke several years ago. The square seemed to speak to me to start up again and not waste any time. I picked up the square and hook and after a bit of time figured out what to do.
This little blanket, when I start was only about four rounds into the central blue color. A week later it is finished. Along the way I learned a very important lesson. Always be sure the weight of the yarn you are using is the same throughout. The blanket is a little wavy. But I feel a strong connection with my mom with the completion of this blanket and I'm already hard at work trying to master the art of making that first connection to get the basic square going. So far, well . . . I have a lot to learn.