Day 23

Today I found myself attending a meeting.

I had planned my crochet for the day around this fact. As the deadline for my state fair project nears, the project itself grows larger and becomes less portable and more awkward. Knowing this, I try to plan my crochet schedule several days in advance.

On days I know I will be able to stay home, I spend most of my time laying out the rows, joining them, and then attaching the joined rows to the main body of the project.

On days that I know I will need to be out of the house for an extended period, I make sure that my crochet tasks for the day are the sort that travel well. I knew that today’s meeting would take up much of the afternoon, so with my 5.0 mm Clover hook in hand and a traveling stash of Red Heart Super Saver yarn at my side, I listened to the materials being presented and made circle, after circle after circle:

crochet circles
Circles of crochet circles

The pile of circles grew so large that I set aside the crochet hook, pulled out my Clover Chibi, threaded the eye of the bent-tipped needle with one of the ends to be woven in, and began the task of securing the errant ends.

By the the time the meeting ended, I had done a good amount of work and had nearly met the day’s crochet quota. Before we sat down to dinner, I had woven in all of the renegade ends of all of the circles and motifs that I had made:

crochet circles crochet squares
A rainbow of crochet motifs

crochet circles crochet squares
An obverse rainbow of crochet motifs

When the sun rises tomorrow, I will wake up to only 22 work days separating me from my deadline.

Now all that’s left is to take these circles and motifs and make something of them. 🙂