I had thought I'd keep crocheting these sun squares until baby came. Because crochet seems like a nice early labor project (over planner, me? No! Not me!). I have not kept track of how many I've made, but have simply piled them up in a corner enjoying a pleasant feeling of plenty, of accomplishment, of progress.
Only there doesn't seem to be any progress. I'm still stubbornly pregnant. If I can't make this baby come (which after a 2 1/4 mile aggressive hike this weekend, I'm now convinced I can't) I can at least stop waiting on these squares.
Sunday morning I moved the pile to my coffee table and set about joining.
After testing a few methods, I settled on a whipstitch join, using the natural Cascade 220 yarn. I find it looks best if I have the back of the work facing me when I whipstitch.
And, guess what? Joining turns out to be just as fun and just as addictive and just as restful as making the squares! Here's my work-in-progress as of this morning, captured for Instagram.
Yes, we're having another cold and cozy day. A very Regular day, when I'm sure nothing very interesting is going to happen. I am actually still pretty comfortable and there's no reason to rush, so if I could just stop living in expectation of The Big Day I believe I could recapture contentment.
May it be.