Dérangé et arrangé

Recently, I traveled to the Midwest to visit family, and because of the nature of traveling, I only got a small bit of piecing done for my 2011 North Carolina State Fair project. For the most part, I made squares and rectangles of varying dimensions using what I think of as my Bauhaus block method of crochet. But now it is time for me to arrange the pieces I’ve made.

Now I am experiencing the consequences of using this method.

The trailing ends of the numerous pieces have merged and formed large, colorful clumps; if I want to actually use one of the pieces, I must carefully tease out the ends from the tangle in order to free it.

This morning, with just 33 days between me and my deadline, I got together the pieces I had carefully laid out on Tuesday that the cat had rearranged for me when my back was turned and through the magic of a Clover bent-tipped needle and the whip stitch, this:

central crochet quilt block
I once again arrange the 1×1 Bauhaus crochet blocks in an area that is safe from the cat

was transformed into this:

central crochet quilt block
Several hours and two loads of laundry later, the crochet pieces are in place with ends woven in

By late afternoon, my 2011 North Carolina State Fair project measured 22″ x 22″, or 121/2304ths of the design I have envisioned.

If I were to stop and think about this, I might be stricken with a terror-induced stasis. For the moment, however, I am willing to plug along without thinking in the hope that not thinking will facilitate the doing that is most definitely needed.

13 thoughts on “Dérangé et arrangé

  1. This looks great! Your finishing skill is what really makes the piece fantastic. I’m going to make a Bauhaus-inspired cowl with a bunch of scrap yarn soon.

  2. I have been following your blog for ages but am not much of a commenter, however even I am moved to say WOW. That is absolutely stunning.

  3. Beautiful. I have to learn more about the bent tipped needles. Everyone talks about them, but I have no idea what to do with them.

    I am so excited to see the final project.

  4. Dérangé et bien arrangé ! Ce projet évolue remarquablement bien et il me surprend toujours.

    The evolution of this project is always surprising and interesting.

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