My weekend began auspiciously enough.
While waiting on Friday, I took the opportunity to try out an amalgamation of embroidery techniques I had come across, and when all was said and done, I had completed a denuded tree with leaves scattered about beneath it, similar to the way the tress in my yard will look in a few weeks as state fair season draws to a close and summer’s waning days grow shorter.
Looking it over I decided it needed a something to balance the tree, so I crocheted a pumpkin, the details of which still need to be completed:
Satisfied with my progress, I made a bold move and set my main state fair project aside so that I could work on a smaller project the express purpose of which is to create finishing mojo to help me power through to the end on the larger project.
Using Red Heart Super Saver cherry cola, I got to work on this Scooby Doo inspired rendition of Moogly’s Eloise baby sweater.
Having made the sweater once before (you can read about that effort here), I very quickly made substantive progress:
Today, when I picked up where I had left off, the crochet mojo from the previous day seemed to have carried over, and in what seemed no time, I was just ten rows shy of finishing the main body of the sweater:
When I was not working on the sweater, I used the crochet mojo that it had generated to decorate more of the crochet crazy quilt pieces for the center panel:
With overcast skies that threatened rain and days now much shorter than they were when I resumed work on this project, I suddenly noticed the darkening sky, and hurriedly placed the crochet crazy quilt pieces next to one another and got this last photo before the sun set completely on the day:
The next two weeks will no doubt fly by, not unlike the way the sun seemed to have suddenly set tonight. But I will continue moving forward, one stitch at a time.
Related blog post: In which I finally finish the Eloise sweater