I am going to crochet all the things! No more WIP counting (for now) & stopping myself from starting a project because I haven’t finished the other 4 in my pile. Forcing myself to sludge through something I just wasn’t in the mood to make. For now, I am just going to make it. Yep, this could turn into utter mayhem, with literally hundreds of unfinished projects.. 😝 but it means I will crochet what I want to crochet in that moment, & get to try all those amazing patterns I have been saving & pinning to my Pinterest boards, just for them to collect dust.
How did this WIP carefree attitude come about to someone who has OCD, & a need for everything to be carefully planned & organised? I think it was because my crojo (crochet mojo) was starting to slowly dwindle. My anxiety increasing seeing that WIP pile, & just not having the motivation, or want, to finish them – at the moment. I didn’t want to crochet anything at all really, nothing was sparking my interest.. & that, for me, is always a warning sign.
That’s what lead me to Mandy @crochetbyredagape blog, & her #casualgrannyCAL patterns, where I found square 1, Mandy’s granny square hearts, & I picked up my hook & started one. Thought I would just make one, so then I at least had made something. Then one became two hearts, then three.. & my crojo sprang back to life (thank you Mandy! 😘)
So I have a new rule, until I start getting anxious about it or it becomes a mess, I am going to crochet whatever I feel like crocheting, in that moment. An old WIP, a new project, a pattern I come across in my morning scroll through insta, that pattern I have saved away for years waiting for the perfect time to start.. now is the perfect time. Who is joining me? #YOLOCROJO 💪
Yarn – I am using cotton DK/8ply yarn from Bendigo Woollen Mills for my squares