As I have been working on the scrap yarn crochet ripple blanket, I have been reminded of projects past.
In just this first foot of a blanket the yarn scraps that have passed through my hands and over my hook have reminded me of many crochet adventures.
Some of them are easier to identify than others.
A particular shade of green from one of several skeins of vintage yarn I acquired from my youngest son’s trumpet teacher is was one of the greens used in a Hilbert Curve inspired afghan I made for the 2010 North Carolina State Fair:
Some of the red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple no doubt hail from this Tetrisghan I finished in May of 2013:
And some of the more muted and moodier colors were probably from my 2012 North Carolina State Fair effort, a piece that was inspired by a photo of an Amish quilt I saw in a book I perused at one of my youngest son’s trumpet lessons:
So today, when I was getting ready to pack up my scrap yarn crochet ripple project, I got out the tape measure to see how far I had gotten:
It turns out that I had managed to hit the one-foot mark which means that I still have quite a way to go before I can put this blanket to use, but here is how it looked when I took a moment to step back and look at it in full before the sunset:
Each crochet project is a journey all its own. This project, however, will not only be its own adventure it will have the memories of projects past worked into each stitch.