In which I almost fall into a rabbit hole

In addition to crochet, I am still pretty busy with my efforts to complete the task of “downsizing,” and today while I was working toward that, I almost fell into a rabbit hole.

After taking my car in for routine maintenance I learned that it needed some additional, less routine maintenance. Ninety minutes later, the car was ready, and I was off on my next errand: going to storage. I suspected that there might be another square or two there that I could rehab.

My plan to go to storage did not include any idea of what to do once I was there, and I soon found myself a little overwhelmed and getting nothing done. So I grabbed a few things I could carry, made some mental notes about what to bring next time I went so I could better organize the things that are there, and then I headed home to work on more squares.

After a quick lunch I turned my attention to the Day of the Dead granny squares I had finished decorating. I had finished the rehabbing yesterday, and they were almost done.

Almost done, however, is not the same as done, so I got out my bent-tipped yarn needle and got to work. In short order, they were ready for adventure done:

two five-inch day of the dead granny squares save me from going down a crochet rabbit hole
Two Day of the Dead granny squares rehabbed into five inch square destined for Colima, Mexico

I was tempted to stop there and call it a day, but going to storage had overwhelmed and inspired me. I sorted though the available crochet bits and identified six for what I believed would be “easy rehab”

six crochet remnants to be rehabbed into five-inch crochet squares
Six crochet remnants identified for crochet rehab

I was off to a good start separating squares where needed and getting all of the ends woven in and trimmed:

Six crochet remnants ready to be rehabbed into five-inch crochet squares
The six crochet remnants cleaned up and ready for finishing

Then, as it often does, reality intruded.

I needed to eat dinner. I needed to walk the dog. I needed to make a pot of coffee.

That last task helped me power through, and even though it took me longer than I thought it would, I managed to not only get the six squares done before sunset:

Six rehabbed five-inch crochet squares
Six rehabbed crochet squares, ready for adventure

I also got this photo of the ninety-nine rehabbed five-inch crochet squares that are within easy reach:

ninety-nine rehabbed five-inch crochet squares
An overview of ninety-nine rehabbed crochet squares

Even Clooney seemed to think it was an afternoon well-spent, even it if it tire him out just a bit:

My dog Clooney oversees the crochet rehab efforts
Clooney a bit bleary eyed after an afternoon of hard work

I am learning a lot from this crochet rehab journey, but what all of the lessons are, I don’t yet know, but I will continue to move forward, one stitch at a time.

2 thoughts on “In which I almost fall into a rabbit hole

  1. Am so loving this. How do you know what to do to make the smaller sizes end up being the same size as the large granny squares when sewn together ( 4 little ones equal 1 large one)?

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