This weekend, the second to last one of the fall, had amazing weather which brought with it, amazing light, and I used every available moment I had to put that light to use and sit on my back deck and crochet.
Friday, I enjoyed the balmy for December temperatures and surrounded myself with the squares I had finished as well as the squares I needed to complete and the yarn I would use to complete them.
I laid the small center squares on top of the yarn that I would use to crochet the five outer rounds, and then, as the light changed, I would move them around and see what I thought.
By 3:30 that afternoon, I had a pretty good idea of which colors I was going to use and just before sunset, I documented my decisions:
This allowed me to bring my work in and continue crocheting well into the evening, and I continued my work on Saturday, such that when I finally got myself situated on my back deck this afternoon to take in more of the lovely weather, I had thirteen squares done:
Having made such tremendous progress the previous day, I thought that I would finish the three remaining squares well before sunset. Instead, I made one mistake — frogged it — made another mistake — frogged that also — then started on a third effort, and this time met with success and had fourteen squares to show for it:
From there, I continued, making one mistake and then another, frogging and recrocheting as needed, but I did get this far before I decided to pack everything up and take a walk on what could well be the last warm weekend for quite awhile:
The many crochet mistakes I made along the way today are a reminder to me that one of the things I love about crochet is that unlike somethings in life, the mistakes are often easy to undo, and it takes almost no effort to be able to make a fresh start.