This year is going by far too quickly. The days have turned into weeks which have turned into months, and now we find ourselves in the middle of April at that mid-point known as “the ides.”
I am at another potential mid-point, although because I don’t know how long rehabbing crochet bits into five and six-inch squares is going to take me, I have to define “mid-point” as being a continuum somewhere between the beginning (which is known) and the end (which is unknowable), and while the end point is unknowable, what is knowable is this: I still have lots of crochet bits to work with.
So this weekend when I was not doing “weekend things,” I stayed focused on my crochet square rehab efforts: joining seams, adding rounds, and weaving in ends.
One of the square designs that was weighing heavily on me was the nine-patch one-round granny square, of which I have three. Finishing these squares will transform 27 potential tangles into three crochet squares ready for adventure, and I had all of the seams completed for one of the squares. All that was left was to crochet a border.
After several things that didn’t look quite right, I finally got a start on a finish that pleased me:
The single crochet through the back bar (on the back side of the square just below the back loop) pushed the nine-patch forward and gave the border a framing feel to it that I liked.
From there, I continued working on the many squares that needed finishing, and just before the late afternoon, early evening winds picked up, I was able to get this photo of one assortment of squares:
which just days earlier had looked like this:
while this assortment of crochet squares to-be:
had been transformed into this tidier version of themselves:
Happy with the progress I had made, I took a moment to get an overview of the recently rehabbed crochet squares:
as well as this sideview that better shows the texture:
Each square I have rehabbed from crochet bits and pieces is its own adventure, and with hook in hand and yarn stash on my side, it seems there are many more adventures awaiting me which I will work, one stitch at a time.