This past Christmas when I accepted Dr. Brown’s request to crochet a few five and six-inch squares for Project Amigo, I worked that first stitch not knowing where it would lead. But as I go further with the project, the further the project seems to take me, from one box of crochet remnants to another, and the journey reminds me of the beginning of the story Lewis Carrol’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, in which our hero finds herself transported from her ordinary world into an extra ordinary world, and she is delivered to this adventure via the time honored conveyance known as “a rabbit hole,” and in this case, I find myself having fallen down a crochet rabbit hole, one filled with seemingly endless bits and pieces of crochet in need of remediation.
The weekend started well enough. I added a second round to the nine crochet remnants I had selected for rehab, woven in the ends, and trimmed them:
My work continued to go well with more crocheting, more weaving in of ends, and more trimming to tidy them up, until finally, I had this:
In the meantime, I found more of the single crochet squares from various Bauhaus Block projects and got them ready:
and I would have been fine if I had just continued to work on those, but I got a bit sidetracked and instead of “staying the course,” I opened a couple of boxes with the hope of finding a particular color of yarn, and while I did not find the yarn that prompted the initial, I did find these:
and in no time I had sorted them into these 20 groups ready for rehab.
A little overwhelmed at what I have gotten myself into, I stepped back for a moment, phone in hand, and took this photo of my progress:
And now that I have caught my breath (metaphorically), I will will continue my journey down the crochet rabbit hole 288 crochet square in on the way to one thousand.