Pushing the pause button on my boho heart mandala project seemed to have done the trick.
While my granny square bag-to-be is nowhere near done — here it is in it’s current, messy glory:
it seems to have been effective at shaking loose whatever it was that was impeding my progress on the mandala.
As of yesterday, every heart was seamed and joined:
And today, building on yesterday’s progress, I not only wove in all of the straggling ends and trimmed them, I also soaked the entire piece and blocked it.
Here is how it looked basking in the now late, late afternoon sun:
No doubt devising and attaching an armature so this can be hung on a wall will present its own challenges, but with all of the crocheting and joining and trimming done, I think I’m ready.