When I began my crochet rehab journey late last December, I did not know that it would carry me through all of 2018. At the time, I had no idea how many crochet squares I would make, I had no idea that the crochet remnants I had amassed were nearly limitless, I did not foresee setting myself a goal of 1000 total squares, but four hundred and ninety-five squares later, I am on the cusp of reaching the halfway mark.
So this weekend, with that in mind, I had a two-pronged approach to my crochet, alternately working on the nine remnants I had identified for crochet rehab:
and crocheting the thirty-two pieces needed to complete the sixteen television test strip crochet squares I am working on.
As the sun set on the weekend, I was eight crochet pieces shy of my goal, but I did have twenty-four of them ready to go:
When I was not crocheting the two row single crochet strips I need for the striped squares, I focused my attention on the recently identified nine patch, getting a second round of rehab completed with all of the resulting ends woven in and trimmed:
Even after finishing the second round of rehab, there were still two squares that needed at least another round, so with my hook in hand and stash at my side, I continued and sometime in the late afternoon, I finished work on all nine squares:
bring my total number of squares rehabbed to four hundred and ninety-five.
I am no where near working my way through all of my crochet remnants that collected over the first twenty-years I crocheted, and it is probably unreasonable to think that it is possible to undo in one year what took twenty to do, but I have reduced the number of possible tangles by a factor of a lot, and I will continue working with these remnants transforming them from purposelessness to purposefulness, one stitch at a time.