The crochet twilight zone

This year has flown by.

The short, cold days of winter turned into the somewhat longer, not nearly as cold days of spring, and then one long, glorious day signaled the start of summer.

But that one long day also signaled the annual contraction of the length of the day. Summer rushed by in a blur, and then this past Sunday at two in the morning while I slept, the hour that was stolen last spring was returned, but with the end of Daylight Savings Time, the days seem even shorter.

Every year, this change catches me unaware, and today, without giving it much thought, I set out on some mid-afternoon errands that ran into late afternoon, which put me in rush hour traffic, and by the time I got home, the shift in time was further exacerbated by gray skies, so the day’s photos, rather than being at sunset, had more of an air of twilight about them.

Here are eight cookies-to-be:

Eight cookies-to-be at twilight
Eight cookies-to-be at twilight

along with four plain squares which I am working in cookie-sheet gray for a gender neutral baby blanket:

four gray crochet squares
Four cookie-sheet gray squares

In another week or so, I will have adjusted to the change in time, my new routines will be set, and I will continue to move forward, one stitch at a time.