Today’s blog post is a bit of a head scratcher. Perhaps it’s the heat. Perhaps it’s the sudden change in temperature from early March to late June. It must be my brain melting. That is the only explanation for it.
Mokona is doing her best impression of a rug this afternoon.
I’m struggling a bit today with finding an ongoing project to highlight for today’s WIP Tuesday so I turned to the Google machine to look for inspiration. I’ve got good news and I’ve got bad news.
The Bad News First
The bad news is that the image search did not help in the least. I’m stumped. How many times do you really want to hear that I managed to squeak out five more rows on my Dimholt shawl? Sure, I’ve finally changed over to a lighter gray mixed in with the green. I was excited when I saw it. You? Probably not so much.
Crochet is not a fast form of art. Many people do not appreciate how long it takes to actually finish something. Even a small coaster for your summer drink will take several hours. Combine this with 1000 meters of thin yarn and a 3.5mm hook and your great grandkids are going to be working on this shawl …in their 80’s.
It all starts to become a bit repetitive. I’m not complaining about crochet. I just don’t want you to be bored to absolute tears every Tuesday. Of course, you do have the option to not read the post. But still… I want to entertain you, not put you to sleep.
Now Comes the Good News
Using the search terms “WIP Tuesday” in Google Images yielded a nice surprise. Twelve out of the first 24 photos are of my own projects and the first four images are mine! Yippee! I’m chuffed (to quote a UK citizen). This hard work is starting to pay off a teeny bit. Not many people are probably searching “WIP Tuesday”, but still… This is exciting for boring little ‘ole me. 🙂
Besides doing five more rows on the Dimholt, I did actually start the Hygge CAL last week. The single crochets are quick and easy. The popcorn stitch is a bit more involved. Not only do I have to change colors every popcorn row, but I have to remember where the stitches are exactly so they don’t go lopsided. I’m starting to question if I should even try to finish this for early July. I have tomorrow and the day after to work on it a bit more so I’ll make my mind up then.
Do you have a project that doesn’t seem to end? Are you plugging away at it or do you see the long road ahead and just give up? Let me know in the comments below. Maybe we can cheer each other on to make it an easier journey.
Have an excellent day!