The disasters you do think of

It’s easy to plan for the disasters you do think of, but it’s much harder to prepare for the ones you don’t.

When I finally began work on what is going to be my 2019 New Mexico State Fair Project, I thought the biggest hurdle I would have would be getting everything done while I made my last trip of the summer to North Carolina and then back to Albuquerque.

I was not able to look a day or two into the future and see that the web hosting service for my blog was going to migrate my data, and then fail to “correctly re-point the DNS,” and once they did break it, it did not occur to me that it would take them four days and repeated phone calls to get it done.

Now that my website is finally back up and running, it is now on my “disasters to plan for list,” because not only was my website not up, but the patterns I make available for free could not be accessed, and if anyone knows that there is such a thing as a crochet emergency, it’s me.

Sometimes, you’ve got got to hook, even if it is just for a moment.

I spent most of Monday and Tuesday driving back to North Carolina, but for one exceedingly brief moment after I had finally called it a day, I found myself with a hotel room in Fort Smith, Arkansas, with a crochet hook in one hand and a substantial yarn scrap in the other.

With my 5.00 mm hook, I got to work, and this effort, is all the crochet I got done over the course of two days:

The first two rounds of the Flamboyant Afghan square in navy blue
The first two rounds of the Flamboyant Afghan square in navy blue

I am going to have to pick up the pace a bit if I am going to have something done for the New Mexico State Fair deadline of August 19, but as modest as this recent effort was, these stitches and others will add up, and I will continue moving forward, one stitch at a time.

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