Eleven days until Day of the Dead 2019

I don’t know why, but I’m still surprised at how quickly time passes. It seems like just yesterday I was getting ready for the Day of the Dead 2018, but it obviously wasn’t just yesterday. Nearly a whole year has passed, and now I have eleven days to finish work on not one, but two, additional yarn bombs and trick them all out to my heart’s content.

Having finished most of the work on the second yarn bomb, I have turned my attention to the third yarn bomb. In part, because I feel anxiety around whether or not I will get the pieces done, and in part, because the small one-foot by one-foot panels are more travel ready, because, in addition to crocheting, I am traveling this weekend to take my mother on a long-promised road trip.

So, using this chart as a guide:

A chart for a Day of the Dead yarn bomb
A chart for a Day of the Dead yarn bomb

When I was not driving, I consulted the chart and worked one row and then another. While sitting at hotel rooms, in parks, and at breakfast, I would work one double crochet stitch and then another, and eventually, I finished the two center panels at the very top of the chart:

Two center crochet panels for a Day of the Dead yarn bomb
Two center crochet panels for a Day of the Dead yarn bomb

And then I was able to add these two completed panels to one other I had already finished:

Three of sixteen double crochet panels with eleven days left to crochet
Three of sixteen double crochet panels with eleven days left to crochet

I am hoping that after I pull into my driveway tomorrow, I will find it easier to stay focused on my Day of the Dead yarn bombs, and maybe even get a few more of these large crochet appliqué flowers:

A very large crochet flower to use to decorate a crochet yarn bomb
A finally finished very large crochet flower

So I can trick out all three of the yarn bombs!

Sometimes with eleven days, I feel like I can do anything!