This weekend, the second to last one of autumn, had amazing weather which brought with it, amazing light, and I used every available moment I had to put that light to use and sit on my back deck and crochet.
Friday, I enjoyed the balmy for December temperatures and surrounded myself with the squares I had finished as well as the squares I needed to complete and the yarn I would use to complete them.
I laid the small center squares on top of the yarn that I would use to crochet the five outer rounds, and then, as the light changed, I would move them around and see what I thought.
By 3:30 that afternoon, I had a pretty good idea of which colors I was going to use and just before sunset, I documented my decisions:
This allowed me to bring my work in and continue crocheting well into the evening, and I continued my work on Saturday, such that when I finally got myself situated on my back deck this afternoon to take in more of the lovely weather, I had thirteen squares done:
Having made such tremendous progress the previous day, I thought that I would finish the three remaining squares well before sunset. Instead, I made one mistake — frogged it — made another mistake — frogged that also — then started on a third effort, and this time met with success and had fourteen squares to show for it:
From there, I continued, making one mistake and then another, frogging and recrocheting as needed, but I did get this far before I decided to pack everything up and take a walk on what could well be the last warm weekend for quite awhile:
The many crochet mistakes I made along the way today are a reminder to me that one of the things I love about crochet is that unlike somethings in life, the mistakes are often easy to undo, and it takes almost no effort to be able to make a fresh start.
4 thoughts on “The penultimate autumn weekend”
Ah, that Life’s mistakes could be so obvious and easily fixable!
This is looking REALLY GOOD!
Love the color combos, looking forward to the beautiful result.
Love the colors you chose!
Crochet is so wonderfully forgiving! Thank goodness! I know I would have been in a mess so many times if I couldn’t “frog” it & start over. I’ve learned so much from my mistakes that it is all worth it in the end.
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