The opportunities we have in life are not always the opportunities we want, and I have found that this sometimes extends to my crafting life. For that reason, my purse tends to be well stocked with crochet tools, an assortment of yarns, and motifs I can work on just about anywhere, so that when a crochet opportunity presents itself, I am ready to jump in with my hook (or bent tipped yarn needle) and get to work, because it might just be the only chance I get on any given day.
Such was the case yesterday.
I have been busy sorting through the bins and boxes of my life, and while it has been interesting, revealing, and at times gratifying, it has not left me with any where near the number of crochet opportunities I would like. Yesterday, however, my car needed the oil changed and I made the most of the chance I had to to sit uninterrupted for forty-five minutes while the people who changed the oil in my car worked their magic.
I started by pulling out some crochet remnants from a bag where I have been collecting them. As I was not going to bring my traveling yarn stash, I focused on choosing remnants that needed the ends woven in.
Lucky for me, I had sixteen of them which I was able to arrange in this four by four crochet remnant array:
Then, while I waited I wove in one end and then another and another, and just as I began work on the fifteenth remnant, my car was ready.
Once I got home, it took just a few minutes to finish weaving in the ends of the last remnant and trimming all the ends that needed trimming:
It can be nice to have the opportunities you envision for yourself, but it can also be fruitful to avail yourself of the opportunities (crochet and otherwise) that you have, because they just might lead you somewhere you didn’t know you wanted to go.