It’s 3:30pm on the first workday of 2015, and I’m already loving this year. I had a great phone meeting this morning, received an unexpected email that I’d been hoping to get for months, and saw the first go at marketing copy for a new project I’m very excited about (and the marketing copy rocks). The first workday of 2015 gets two thumbs up.

On this fifth day of my second year of making, I’ll be working on a project I had not had on my list before the start of the new year, but began almost immediately upon discovering it because it’s so well suited to my theme of the year, which is enough. I filled a basket with somewhere around 2500 yards’ worth of odd balls of yarn, which I would otherwise have tried to find a new home for as I embark upon a great craft-supply de-stash, and I’ve started an Age Before Beauty Blanket by the ever-fabulous master of gorgeous simple crochet, Pip Lincolne. It’s such a simple, yet so totally personal, project, and row upon row of double crochet is relaxing to make (admittedly, it’s not my favourite stitch, so I may switch it up with some sections of extended half-double crochet [which I would have done all along but it didn’t occur to me when I started the project]).

It’s been a while since I’ve crocheted daily, and though I’m sure other projects will soon begin to squeeze their way back into my daily making, I’m enjoying it while it lasts. In part, I’m enjoying it because I didn’t see it coming, and I’ve learned that one of the things I love most about making something every day is that unexpected projects have quite a lot of opportunity to pop up.

What are you making these days?


5 responses to “First Day, Five Days, and Crochet”

  1. Shalagh Avatar

    So happy for all of your endeavors Kim. And I checked out the feed in Instagram. You have quite the crowd sailing with you on this journey of making. I found 2 things already. That, as a creative, I am more of a cook than I really have given myself true credit for. And this is the perfect excuse/reason to do/complete those floundering projects. Thanks for that and I can’t wait to see what else comes of this.

    1. Kim Werker Avatar

      I can’t wait to see what comes of this, too! I’m so glad you’re already learning, Shalagh!

  2. Andrea_R Avatar

    I’m sick, so for the last two days my only creative exercise has been colouring. Otherwise I jumped into quilting this red & yellow & white quilt.

  3. CrochetBlogger Avatar

    I love the way that daily crochet has wound its way back into your life for now, unexpectedly, easily and pleasantly. Here’s to a full year of making and both flip sides of “enough”.

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