Today I did my best to be a mindful crocheter, paying attention to the stitches I made, weaving in the ends, and just generally keeping my attention focused on the work at hand as the countdown to December continued.
I started the day out on my back deck, enjoying late autumn’s morning sunshine, but after an hour or so, my hands had gotten more than a little chilled. The bright light might have suggested warmth, but it was only a suggestion, and eventually I had to pack up my stuff and come back into the house.
As far as my attempt to crochet mindfully, there were times I was less successful than others, and being inside the house provided distractions that the deck did not, but I am beginning to catch myself when my mind begins to wander, and when all was said and done and I had counted the squares made today, it turned out that I had finished 14 of the 33 remaining squares needed for my go-go granny dress.
Here is what I had finished by the late afternoon:
After dinner I finished four more squares which are not included in the photo.
Tomorrow is a new day, and a hectic and crowded one at that, but I am hoping that I can put the time I do have for crochet to good use, and maybe, just maybe, I can get this dress done before midnight on Tuesday as the countdown continues.
4 thoughts on “Day 3: The countdown to December”
Being someone who generally crochets in front of the TV, I can’t understand what could possibly distract you.
All of the undone things in the house are what distract me. The gluey spot on the rug, the dirty socks I can’t see but that I KNOW are underneath a chair, the not-at-all-orderly stack of books that I have left out, bits of yarn from trimming the endless ends that I always seem to be weaving in.
But if I take care of everything that is undone before I sit down to crochet, I will never crochet.
Kudos to you for either having all of that stuff done or being able to not let it bother you. Either way, you get your crochet done.
I can’t wait to see you model the dress!
I am hoping that my shiny orange rainboots arrive soon so that I can pull the whole ensemble together.
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