One thing about having a bazillion crochet remnants at your disposal is that if you decide to make a thousand or so crochet squares, you have almost everything you need to get started right at your fingertips, and this week as I traveled by plane and by car from Albuquerque to Raleigh, and then to Pittsburgh:
I found myself continuing on my journey of stitching and weaving my way toward a thousand squares, joining one seam and then another.
While each crochet journey has it’s own charm, I find that what I like about best about this particular crafting sojourn is that I am taking things that had no discernible purpose and giving them a new life with meaning, in this case, providing seamstresses in Colima, Mexico, with work they are paid for and providing the children of the same community with blankets to keep them warm at night in homes that often have no heat source.
So after my whirlwind trip to Pittsburgh, the trio of single crochet squares I made using my Bauhaus Block technique but which did not end up on in a final project now have their ends woven in and are ready for the next stage of their rehab:
I also managed to finish piecing together and weaving in the ends of these two rehabbed squares, both made using three crochet rectangles, also leftover from my 2011 North Carolina State Fair piece, but with a variation in the joining I had not previously tried:
Then with the dozens upon dozens of other crochet crochet rectangles, I made these twelve “television test pattern” squares that are nearly , but not quite finished:
My crochet often take me places I didn’t know I would be going, but always enjoy the journey, one stitch at a time.