There are some things in life that require perfection, and then there is crochet which requires not that something be perfect, but only that it be perfect enough.
Intellectually, I know this.
I understand that the time spent frogging something that is “perfect enough” simply because it is not perfect, is time that could be spent crocheting a second hat, or another shawl, or a blanket for a newborn baby, and while I often succumb to the temptation to pursue perfection, sometimes I am able to let something be so that the viewer can see that sometimes perfect enough is perfect.
At the moment I am working on rehabbing a total of eight crochet remnants. As of my last blog post, I had rehabbed six of them, then over today and yesterday, I not only rehabbed almost all of these three crochet squares:
I also got to work squaring off one of the boho crochet heart medallions I made for the memorial service for my cousins David and Robert. At the time I was really enjoying the process of making the boho crochet harts, but I had no idea what I would do with them.
Then, while searching through Ravelry’s database, I came across directions to square off this crochet heart:
It occurred to me that maybe, just maybe, the techniques underlying this squaring off could be used for on of the many sublime crochet hearts just itching to become a square.
So with hook in hand and coffee at my side, I set to work. I joined with slip stitches, I chainedWhile there were several missteps along the way, eventually, I got the problems sorted out to my satisfaction, and the resulting square not only measured five-inches across:
it also measured five inches from North to South:
and even though the edges along the top and bottom were a bit wavy, it was perfect enough:
So tomorrow, whether the sun is able to break through or not, I will look for more wayward crochet boho hearts and ply my trade, one stitch at a time.