With two crochet pigs recently completed, along with a free pattern so anyone on the planet can make one, I might have wished for some time to rest on my crochet laurels, but as I have not crocheted any laurels on which I can rest, instead I sorted though some of the myriad remnants that still remain and are available for rehab:
And not only did I find the remnants above, I found these crochet circles and squares that were meant for a crochet purse I was making myself last fall but which got set aside as I made a determined (and this time successful) effort to finish my state fair piece:
I started by focusing my crochet energy on the remnants. I wove in ends, I crocheted first rounds, I wove in more ends. I searched for the exact right color, I crocheted another round, and then I wove in even more ends, and I almost — but not quite — finished rehabbing the nine remnants:
Pleased with the progress I had made on rehabbing the remnants on my journey of a thousand crochet squares, I then took a few minutes to put some effort into the squares for a new crochet purse.
The first problem I faced was what size hook did I use? Lucky for me, I am pretty good about documenting things on my projects page and I found it listed as “A Thirteen Granny Square Purse,” and after checking my notes I found that I had used a 4.0 mm hook, so I got that out and set to work.
I didn’t (as can be seen here) get a lot done, but I did move forward:
So with any luck, I will have my fall colors granny square bag ready for use just about the time the trees start to bud, until then, I will move forward, one stitch at a time.