As much as I wanted to get started knitting, I was having trouble finding something that worked to nine inches in worsted. I had about a half skein of pink Vanna's Choice left from my sister's hat that I wanted to use. After much searching, I found this pattern for a pretty square that begins at the center and works out. Brilliant! It worked up so quickly, that I decided to buy another skein and use the technique for another square.
I decided on a simple diagonal lace. Why? Because I knit it on Sunday morning, while listening to the musicians practice before church and during Sunday School - I wanted a pattern that didn't require thinking or looking at a chart or pattern. So diagonals it was.
This technique is wonderful - so easy to stop when I reach a nine inch block. So easy that I made another one with the diagonals going in the opposite direction the following Sunday.
(That last one is curling. It really is a square when it's flat. After they are sewn together with the other blocks, they'll all keep each other in shape.)