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:
Their transformation began with the weaving in and trimming of the ends which I added to this pile:
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:
Pleased to have a ball of yarn scraps to add to my now growing über 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:
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.