Today I did the last and perhaps most important thing done that I needed to do for my 2018 North Carolina State Fair crochet project: I got it turned for judging, and with that it was time for me to resume my life which has in many ways been on hold since mid-August.
In the aftermath of finishing a large project there are two categories of things that need attention. There are the “time marches on” sort of things that didn’t get done, like the laundry or sweeping, and in my case the continued down-sizing. Then there are the projects you had to abandon and which were suspended in a sort of crafting amber waiting to be finished because there was no other option.
After careful thought, I hit on something that would allow me to take both tracks of my life off hold: I resumed my quest to rehab my many remnants into a total of one thousand crochet squares for Project Amigo. In working on this particular project I would make substantive progress on my downsizing, while moving forward on the journey of a thousand crochet squares.
When I last wrote about my crochet rehab efforts in mid-August, I had a nearly full nook of rehabbed squares:
and the nook looks pretty much the same now as it did then. To kick start my progress on my goal of rehabbing my myriad crochet remnants into one thousand squares, I sorted through two boxes of crochet tools and crochet remnants, and pulled out this collection:
Using one of my favorite bent-tipped yarn needles I wove in ends and joined pieces. In no time, the future nine-patch of rehabbed crochet squares was much tidier:
Then I selected one of the squares for rehab. I started by measuring to get an idea of what size hook I should use:
Then I got to work, and in short order, I was one crochet square closer to my goal:
I loved working on my 2018 North Carolina State Fair project all four crochet seasons that it took to finish it, but it also feels good to have my life off hold and to be moving forward on this newly resumed crochet journey, one stitch at a time.