The inherent interconnectedness of crochet

In thirty-five days it will be a year since I started making crochet squares for Project Amigo, an educational organization that “supports students from Colima in rural western Mexico so that they can create their own educational opportunities and better their quality of life,” and as I work on yet more squares to add to the total I have made so far — 486 of a goal of 1000 — I am reminded of the inherent interconnectedness of crochet.

I had finished joining the seams of the sixteen future crochet squares made from remnants of my 2011 North Carolina State Fair piece:

Where my crochet day began
Where my crochet day began

As is evident from the photo, there was a lot of weaving in of some very long ends to do, and as luck would have it, I had this very small ball of scrap yarn:

My scrap yarn ball before I got the ends woven in and trimmed
My scrap yarn ball before I got the ends woven in and trimmed

that I had been assembling so that when time permits, I can return to work on this scrap yarn ripple afghan I began work on in July of 2017, and which I stopped working on July 27, 2017:

crochetbug, scrap yarn crochet ripple afghan, crochet ripple throw, crochet ripple blanket, use what you have, waste not want not
A midsummer’s late afternoon scrap yarn crochet ripple blanket

My reasons for suspending work on the piece were twofold.

One, it was time for me to start working on what I had thought would be my 2017 North Carolina State Fair project, and two, I had run out of scrap yarn to crochet with.

Since that time I have been working to amass enough yarn scraps to continue my work, and today, the progress I made on the squares for Project Amigo directly resulted in progress on my still super modest, but every-so-slightly increasing ball of scrap yarn for the scrap yarn ripple afghan:

The scrap yarn ball with many of the previous yarn ends added to it demonstrating the inherent interconnectedness of crochet
The scrap yarn ball with many of the previous yarn ends added to it demonstrating the inherent interconnectedness of crochet

and while there is still a fair amount of work to be done on the sixteen squares I am currently rehabbing:

Sixteen crochet squares in need of just a touch more crochet rehab
Sixteen crochet squares in need of just a touch more crochet rehab

I will continue pushing forward as I always do: one stitch at a time.