I started my weekend crochet with a dilemma–which pink should I use. What follows is a tale of two pinks and how one decision can completely alter your crochet path.
I am working on one of my new-ish to me favorite things to crochet: a great granny square blanket.
Granny squares are not new, great granny squares are not new, but my infatuation with them while no longer “new” to me is still “new-ish.” I have not yet explored as much as I would like what I see as the power the great granny square, and each time I start one of my multicolor extravaganzas, I am reminded of how just one decision can completely later your course.
Sometimes this power overwhelms me, and I achieve a state of “decision stasis,” where I am unable to move forward because all of the choices seem equal in some way, and I am unable to make a choice.
They can be equally bad or equally good or some kind of equally different, all I know for sure is that I am stuck, and I need to move forward.
Which is where I found myself as I got to work on the twelfth round of what will be a thirty-six round blanket.
I had a choice between a somewhat more somber and introspective pink (on the left), or a more vibrant, and somewhat loud pink (in the upper right hand corner). I knew that this choice would alter the finished piece, and so I was at a critical juncture. Either color would do, but the two blankets would be very different from one another:
After more thought that was probably necessary, I decided to move forward with the more introspective pink. With each stitch as I made my way round the square, I was more certain of my choice, and when I was done, I wasn’t the least bit tempted to pull it out and try again:
Instead I worked another round with a green that I thought looked “just right”
When I finished with the thirteenth of what will be a thirty-six round blanket, I set it aside and resumed work on a Sugarbunny I am making from Mei Li Lee’s Hello Kitty Crochet collection.
It’s taken me a little longer than I expected to get this particular piece all put together, but I decided that today was the day, and fortunately for me, the stars aligned, with my crochet hook and bent-tipped yarn needle, and in seemingly no time, I had the head all stuffed and sewn up:
All I had left to do was attach the arms and the head, and voilà–at long last, Sugarbunny was done:
Thrilled to have completed the bunny, I got this photo of the two amigurumi on the growing great granny square blanket:
I don’t know what color I will use to crochet the next round of the blanket, and I have yet to figure out which amigurumi I will crochet next, but when I get that sorted out, I will move forward, one stitch at a time.