It isn’t easy to crochet in hot weather. Sometimes circumstances are such that everything seems hard, and there is no inspiration for anything creative. It’s in times like these that I remember my oft quoted Picasso saying:
‘Inspiration comes – but it has to find you working’.
If you paint, ‘working’ might just be slapping paint on a surface – no real intent, but just moving the brush around, adding colours, covering colours … just ‘playing’ but in a constructive manner, observing combinations and sequences that begin to excite.
I don’t paint any more. I don’t have a mess-making space any longer, but I do have yarn! I have exciting leftovers
And I also have boring scraps!
I say ‘boring’ because the quantity is very minor and some colours aren’t very exciting in storage!
There’s a lot going on too, so headspace is also limited. I’ve shelved all blankets that need thinking about (apart from the daily square that is already done)
(How pleased I am that this month’s blanket is made from just one colour!)
So, until it gets too hot to hold a hook, I’m just making ‘mindless’ 3-round grannies using scraps.
This is the ideal! A centre, two rounds, a second round, and a third! The amount that’s left is tied. That tells me there’s enough for a single centre only.
I’ve been asked to make an enormous blanket in the autumn. No matter the combination these squares will be ideal as a starting point and I’ll need lots ..
Better keep going for the time being! Don’t you just love ‘stash busting’? I hope you can find a happy place in the midst of whatever. We have avoided a hosepipe ban for the time being, but probably not for much longer …