I had hoped that I would celebrate Bastille Day 2019 with the great fanfare of a project finished, but I didn’t quite make it. As the 230th anniversary of the Bastille draws to a close, I am two — count them two —- squares away from reaching the end of the journey of a thousand squares.
I had thought I could get it all done, but Friday found me running errands that Could no longer be put off, and it was late afternoon before I had the opportunity to pick up a hook and to begin work on my crochet.
I spent the rest of the weekend trying to get caught up, but I didn’t quite make it.
I started by weaving in the ends of eleven of the twelve remnants I had started with:
During that process, one of the remnants got misplaced, and after spending 10 minutes looking for it, I decided that the best course of action was to continue moving forward with what I had, so I did, and in what is me crocheting and weaving in ends at lightning speed, I finished work on the eleven remnants I didn’t misplace:
and selected remnants to be configured into 12 more squares:
Unfortunately, two remnants I was going to join to form the basis of a crochet rehab turned out to each have a different number of stitches from the other:
So I plowed forward with the eleven I did have, crocheting and weaving in ends and crocheting and weaving in more ends:
and with the second set of eleven squares all done except for weaving in a couple of dozens ends on the three six-inch squares, I took a moment to find two more crochet remnants.
I returned to a bin that has been a particularly fruitful source, and found amid a tangle of yarn, two more remnants:
Tomorrow will be a new day, and when the sunrises, I will resume my efforts, one stitch at a time.
3 thoughts on “Bastille Day 2019”
That is really a great accomplishment! 1000 squares! Congrats! I make hats for the homeless. You have inspired me to use scraps that are too small for hats but too big to throw away for Project Amigo. It’s been fun to watch your progress from 0 to 1000!
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