Boho heart mania

It seems that I am once again in the grips of another bout with boho heart fever.

As of last night, I had completed an 63 additional boho heart centers and gotten the ends woven in and trimmed for all of them.

This morning, before I got started on the second round of these newly minted 140 crochet boho hearts to-be, I laid them all out and got this photo:

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One hundred-and-forty boho crochet heart centers

Before I got a start on the second rounds, I gathered together some of the second round colors (I often like to use a variegated yarn for the second round), and among them were three variegated yarns I had not used before:

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Three new-to-me variegated yarn colorways

They are (from top to bottom): Red Heart Super Saver butterfly, Red Heart Super Saver pink panther, and Craft Smart Value bright orchid.

While I anticipated problems finding things that would work with the delightfully bold pink panther colorway, I was a bit flummoxed to find that the variations in the butterfly colorway made it a bit problematic to get it to play nicely with other colors, and while I find it well worth the effort, it was not as easy to coordinate as I had thought it would be.

But after a lovely afternoon on my back deck (a little prelude to spring) with the heart centers, a sizable stash of yarn, and a 4.5 mm hook, I managed to get the second round completed on 25 of the 140 boho hearts-to-be:

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Twenty- five boho crochet hearts in medias res

There is still a lot of work to be done, but perhaps this boho heart fever will help me power through to the end.