In my current crochet state, I am propelled forward by two forces. One is the looming New Mexico State Fair deadline of August 19. The other is the reality of being nearly, but not quite, done with my journey of a thousand crochet squares fashioned from myriad remnants that used to populate my crochet empire, and as of shortly before dinner tonight, I am twelve-ish squares closer to my goal.
I say twelve-ish, because I didn’t quite get the dozenth square done in time for tonight’s photo session, but I am close.
So very close.
I had made progress yesterday, but as with any large crochet project, there is always more work to be done, I picked up today with my hook, a selection of yarns from my regular yarn stash, and and a supply of yarn scraps I deemed too long to be tied end-to-end.
With all of these things and a ruler, I once again got back to work, and before I stopped for lunch, I had gotten this far:
At the time I felt sure I would have everything “adventure ready” by 4:30 at the latest, but my decision to use the longer yarn scraps meant that I had more ends to weave in and trim.
It turned out that my dream of finishing all twelve squares was simply that. A dream, but it was a dream I almost achieved which is why I am taking the time to mark having reached “twelve-ish” squares
Tomorrow is a new day. I expect that the final multi-colored, many-ends-to-be-woven-in square will take another 40 minutes or so to finish, and by then I will need another 40 or so minutes to track down more crochet remnants, but I will be just twenty-four crochet squares from completing this particular journey, moving forward one stitch at a time.