The art of forgetting

Yesterday got eaten by errands and exhaustion, and while I managed to weave in the ends of the nine crochet remnants I had unearthed, I didn’t get much done past that. So when the sun rose on this morning, I thought sure I would get more done than I had the previous day, but as I worked my various squares, I found that the crochet techniques I had developed had been lost somewhere in the recesses of my mind — and if there is an art to forgetting, when it comes to squaring off the boho crochet hearts, I seem to have mastered it.

So today, when wanted to square off a three round boho crochet heart, I had to reverse engineer the process I had used on an earlier heart. This time, however, I was leaving nothing to chance, so I worked a stitch, then wrote notes that explained where and what stitch, worked another stitch, then wrote that in my notebook —¬†and so on — until I had completed the square:

A crochet square with a boho crochet heart at the center
A crochet square with a boho crochet heart at the center

and this page of notes:

My notes on how to square off the boho crochet heart
My notes on how to square off the boho crochet heart

The notes are, in their present state, somewhat inscrutable, and now, while I am not yet forgetting what meaning the notes are meant to impart, I need to translate them into comprehensible crochet instructions.

But I wanted to crochet more, so I set the notebook aside for the afternoon and continued working with the crochet remnants I had chosen, and I eventually got this far with them:

A nine patch of crochet remnants mid-transformation
A nine patch of crochet remnants mid-transformation

Then after I had documented the boho crochet heart square, my notes, and my exceedingly modest progress on the nine patch of crochet remnants, I added them to the nook which is very close to being full:

The nook filled nearly to the brim with crochet squares
The nook filled nearly to the brim with crochet squares

But because the whole reason that I am working to create squares from these remnants is so that I can participate in Project Amigo, however full (or not) the nook is on Sunday, come Monday, I will pack them all up and send them off, so they can start a new life as a blanket, and I can start to refill the nook.

One thought on “The art of forgetting

  1. so proud of you for doing this just think of all the people who will benefit from all these squares.

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