As the end of the journey to a thousand rehabbed crochet squares nears the end, I am beginning to think about what I have learned from this project and what I will do moving forward.
Some of what I have learned is practical — the easiest and most effective ways to square off a circle, how to get an oddly sized remnant to transform into a five or six-inch square, and when frogging is the best option.
Some of what I have learned is in a decidedly more metaphorical sphere. For example, how did I end up with so many remnants in the first place? Did this excess inspire or hinder my creative work? Is this how I want to continue moving forward?
Some of the questions this journey has raised are not the sort of questions to which there are answers, but “Is this how I want to continue moving forward?” is one that I have to address because now that I have moved and space is at a greater premium, I have decisions that I can’t put off for too much longer.
But I was able to put them off for most of the weekend, and instead of ruminating on issues of “Where will I put all of this if I keep it?” I instead focused on reducing my holdings of both remnants and yarn.
I started by weaving in the ends of my nine newly identified remnants:
and then using some of my prodigious yarn supply to crochet the first round of rehab:
Once that was done, I wove in the ends, trimmed them, and completed a second round of rehab:
I don’t really know where I will be when this particular journey ends, or if finishing the squares will actually be the start of the journey, but I know I will continue to the end, one stitch at a time.