When my children were small, I amassed a collection of Richard Scarry books, including Busy Busy World and Busy Busy Town.
If yesterday and today were to serve as the basis of a Richard Scarry book, the title would most likely be Busy, Busy Crochet.
Yesterday, however, despite the busy-ness of things, I managed to string together a bunch of minutes into a large contiguous block of time, and with that time, I worked on one of the three square panels that I signed up to make for the Love Across the USA crochet installation that is due to go up in Raleigh.
Following the color changes outlined in the graphic pattern I was given to follow, I managed to finish the second of the three squares:
Today, however, was more of a challenge.
There were free minutes available, but they were not contiguous.
Instead were punctuated with even more errands, however, the good news for me was that after I had completed the first three major errands of the day, I was able to set up camp at a coffee shop and enjoy the luxury of crochet and coffee:
With my template in tow, and the graphic directions for Square 121 and an assortment of hooks and the yarn at the ready, I got to work.
I crocheted in the coffee shop, I crocheted in between later errands, and then, when I finally got home, I parked myself on my front porch and continued to crochet.
I didn’t have a whole lot to show for my day, but I did have something:
Namely, I had finished the first thirty-eight rows of what is shaping up to be the final square I will be working on for this project, and before the sun set on this cloud covered and rainy day, I was able to take this photo of the two squares I have already completed:
I expect that after I brew a fresh pot of coffee, I will be able to make additional progress on the last square, I may even finish it, but I am also grateful that I have crochet to ground me in the midst of all this busy-ness, and I will continue to move forward, one stitch at a time.