Blue Tuesday

Yesterday, under gray skies, I sandwiched my crochet in between what seemed like never ending errands, and stitch by stitch, row by row, I finished assembling the cookie-dough-ku

The fully assembled cookie dough ku
The fully assembled cookie dough ku

Today, which was practically errand-free, I realized that in addition to the puzzle and cookies, the cookie-dough-ku project needed a bag to store the loose cookies to be used in solving the puzzle.

So under clear blue skies, with my hook, some yarn, and my all-time favorite stash bag pattern from Purl Bee as a guide, I made a few modifications to the pattern and got a start on a bag for the cookies.

After fourteen rounds, I had finished the base:

I start work on a bag for the solving cookies
I start work on a bag for the solving cookies

Which seem to be exactly the right size for four cookies:

Four cookies for solving the cookie dough ku
Four cookies for solving the cookie dough ku

I also took a moment to organize the cookies I had made so far and got this visual record of my progress:

Cookie bar graph redux
Cookie bar graph redux

Tomorrow is the first day of spring, and one day soon, I will awaken to a world where every horizontal surface is covered with a thin layer of yellow pollen, but between now and then, I will enjoy the relative ease and comfort of these sunny soon-to-be spring days, and spend as many of them as I can crocheting the day away.

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