For almost a week Wake County enjoyed a streak of unseasonably pleasant weather with blue skies and temperatures and humidity so low that at times it felt almost crisp. Today, however, it was clear that the wonderful preview of early fall was over, and we were back to more normal late summer “air you can wear.”
And wear the air I did.
As I sat on the back deck trying to decide what color to put where on my state fair piece, I found that making any decision took more time that I expected and seemed particularly onerous.
I also found that any decisions were subject to change — a lot of change.
So after a long patch of indecision, I decided I could at least finish crocheting three more circles for three more crochet squares that I will used to make a new purse:
It went so quickly, I could hardly believe it was me doing the work. I used the power of the previous decision to make another one, and wove in the ends on all three of the new crochet circles, and then took this photo of the twelve remaining crochet square circle centers:
And everything was going swimmingly.
Or so I thought.
But as I read over the directions for a square I call “Variation on Square C-2,” and which forms the foundation of this variation of a variation, I discovered that when I had crocheted the twelve remaining circles, I had not gotten it quite right.
Instead of crocheting the second round with double crochet stitches, I had instead crocheted with half-double crochet stitches, so now the question I had was this: Can these crochet circles be saved?”
Fortunately for me, it turns out the answer is yes, and in relatively short order, I had one square (now a variation three times removed) almost completed:
I used what crochet mojo all this variation drama had created to make some small, but important bits of progress on my crochet crazy quilt panel, and before the sun had set, I got this photo of the overview:
Tomorrow, when the sun rises on the new day, I plan to be up with it so that I can take advantage of the all too brief morning and continue my work before sweat has set in, one stitch at a time.