I recently came across this video of Frances Johnson of Greensboro, North Carolina, talking about her work on a crocheted bedspread.
The project, from start to finish, spanned 67 years. Inspired by Ms. Johnson’s diligence over the nearly seven decades it took to complete her project, I was determined to finish my week by working toward finishing some of the unfinished business that populates my crochet empire.
The first piece of unfinished business I tackled was a light periwinkle stash bag I started this past Wednesday. Finishing this project would have, I reasoned, the added benefit of being able to be put to immediate use in organizing my stash.
When I got up this morning, the stash bag-to-be looked like this:
By early afternoon, it had been transformed into a finished bag, complete with stash:
Feeling good that I had finished something, I got out an assortment of projects in medias res and set to work on them.
With my Clover chibi and a small pair of sharps scissors for trimming ends at my side, Square 1 from Jean Leinhauser’s 101 Crochet Squares (and a part of the crochet-a-long of which I am a member) was transformed from this:
Tapping into what remained of my square finishing mojo, I then tackled Square 3 from the same crochet-a-long, and in short order, these two pieces:
were rendered into this:
The last thing I tackled today were the flower motif squares for my future groovyghan. Seen here arranged in a circular fashion:
After just 45 minutes of effort, they were joined into the strip seen here:
Frances Johnson’s crochet ethic is admirable and will, no doubt, serve to inspire me for many crochet projects to come.