Winter was my choice to make, as winter is my least favorite time of year. 看I wanted to challenge myself by limiting my choices and then see what would transpire. 看All color yarns were banished from my sight and I allowed only shades of white, off white and ivory and small amounts of each; I wanted to see what I could do with the existing white yarns in my stash (merino wool, cottons, wool/acrylic blend). 看The piece started as I experimented with creating texture by using single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet and working in back loops and front loops, increasing and decreasing as I changed yarns, the beginning of a curve started to appear. 看After adding a bullion and some rounds, I found myself thinking about the I cord machine. 看I started making lengths of I cord and added them for more texture. 看Finally I added some lace motifs and some filet crochet over the existing fabric for a different textured look and three vintage buttons (two mother of pearl and one milk glass shank button).