***the crowd is going wild in my mind***
Here it is next to my ball of chain:
I couldn't have done it without the wonderful help of my dear friend Ms. C who popped over on Monday night and patiently showed me what to do. She is an excellent teacher (even if she did keep unravelling my work).
It has taken me some time to make this first granny square - lots of unravelling and redoing - but as I progressed slowly my hands started doing it for themselves and my mind was free to wander and contemplate other things. My paternal grandmother got me started with the chain stitch when I was in Sydney at the beginning of the month and now Ms. C has shown be how to take those skills and turn it into a granny square. Both women will now always be with me when I am crocheting, and a little bit of them will be in everything I make. It is a beautiful thought. It makes me smile.