Starting now.. I am going to crochet ALL the things! No more WIP counting & stopping myself from starting a project because I haven’t finished the other 4 in my pile. No more forcing myself to sludge through something I didn’t like or 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 actually want to crochet, & get to try all those AMAZING patterns I have been saving & pinning to my Pinterest boards, for years.
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 was increasing seeing that shameful WIP pile growing, & waiting, silently judging me in the corner.. but just not having the motivation, or want, to finish them.
It got to the point where I actually 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. I 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. Right then. No waiting around, no telling myself when i finished this WIP or that, no saving it for later. If I want to make it, well I will get out my hook & yarn & start right away.
Be it a new project, or an old WIP, or a pattern I come across in my morning scroll through insta, & yep, that pattern I have saved away for years longing for the perfect time to start.. well guess what, now IS the perfect time. Who is joining me? #YOLOCROJO 💪
& maybe i should start using that special yarn i was saving for the perfect project too… but that’s a whole other story.
Yarn – I am using cotton DK/8ply yarn from Bendigo Woollen Mills for my squares