When the sun rose on Friday, I hit the ground running, but none of the running I did brought me any closer to finishing what is supposed to be my 2018 North Carolina State Fair crochet project. As Friday ended, it was clear that if I were going to get it done, it was all going to be about how I spent my weekend.
So Saturday, I got up, made a pot of coffee, got out my tools and my yarn and my project, and went to work. And now, after having spent most of weekend on the deck of our apartment working one stitch and then another, the project is almost all done.
The part that is not done is this unadorned crochet crazy quilt piece:
I still have work to do on a crochet representation of a locket that was given to my paternal grandmother on the occasion of her 17th birthday, and which, at the time of her death, housed this photo of my father:
But rather than worry about that, I turned my attention to things I could get done and spent most of the weekend tricking out the three last pieces of the center crochet crazy quilt panel and the many unadorned seams. By late afternoon on Saturday, I had all of the crochet crazy quilt pieces of the center panel seamed into place:
While there was still comparatively a lot of time to get the last bits done, I needed to make use of the entire weekend, so last night, after I had fortified myself with coffee, I crocheted two rounds of granny shells so the center could easily be joined to the other eight panels, and this morning, I was ready to do exactly that:
It was slow work, but eventually, I was halfway through the joining, and it was clear it was going to work just fine, so I stopped and finished tricking out the remaining seams of the center panel.
Eventually, I finished those as well, and I picked up my hook and got back to the joining, and I was very excited to finally get to the last six stitches:
By this time tomorrow, this project will be in the ta-done column, and all that will be left to do is to take it into the state fair and figure out how I will spend my weekends now that the project is finished.