The year that will be

My new year is off to a tentatively auspicious beginning. Every year, I think, “this will be the year I organize my crochet office,” or “this will be the year I finish more unfinished projects than I start.” January begins with such hope and energy, and then before I know it, it’s spring and then summer, and then the long languid days of summer arrive, and before I know it fall is here and the cycle begins anew.

But as a result of last year’s invitation to crochet some squares for Project Amigo, I have begun to experience small, seemingly imperceptible, crochet victories, and those small victories have accumulated into larger victories.

An example of a small victory would be the transformation of any one of the many, many crochet remnants in my possession that have accumulated over time. Here are twelve that I found just yesterday:

A dozen newly identified crochet remnants
A dozen newly identified crochet remnants

Their transformation began with the weaving in and trimming of the ends which I added to this pile:

Yet another collection of yarn scraps
Yet another collection of yarn scraps

Then today while I was waiting, I tied the end of one yarn scrap to the end of another, and soon the pile of scraps was transformed (as if by magic!) into a scrap yarn ball:

The resulting magic yarn ball made from those same scraps
The resulting magic yarn ball made from those same scraps

Pleased to have a ball of yarn scraps to add to my now growing ├╝ber ball of yarn scraps, the transformation of many yarn scraps into one yarn ball prepared me to continue work on the twelve crochet remnants that I had selected for rehab.

Working from my yarn stash with an assortment of mid-size hooks suitable for worsted weight yarn I made progress and fully finished the rehab of six of the twelve remnants:

Progress on the twelve crochet remnants undergoing rehab
Progress on the twelve crochet remnants undergoing rehab

When the new year begins, like everyone else, I don’t have a way of knowing how, specifically, the year will unfold, but I will continue to work diligently, going forward one stitch at a time.

One thought on “The year that will be

  1. Hello Miss Leslie! I just have a little comment to make. Besides your work being wonderful, I just want to say that when I crochet, I don’t start or end with a long tail of yarn, so I haven’t been collecting yarn scraps, and thus no ability to make a scrap yarn ball. I have a gallon baggie full of tiny yarn pieces, though. I liked that you mentioned in your scrap yarn video that small scraps may be used as “stuffing” for some project I may have in the future. Thanks!
    Isabel

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