At the beginning of the year when I decided to try to work on something creative everyday, I knew there would be days when it would be more difficult than others.  I didn’t expect it to come so soon.  For some reason I woke up at 3am, and could not get back to sleep.  I finally got up at 4:30, but for most of the day I felt stupid-tired. Stumbly and out of sorts.

The afternoon came, and while I had gotten some things crossed off my to-do list, it was nothing that could be called “being creative”.  I decided that some simple, mindless crochet would be just the thing. Nothing I needed to concentrate on, and a project that only required some yarn and a hook–no searching for supplies.

My go-to mindless project is to crochet dish clothes out of cotton yarn.  I started this a few years ago on Earth Day to reduce my use of paper towels, and now I have a drawer bursting with them.  They are quick, easy, and since I just throw them in the wash with my other towel load, they don’t take any extra resources to get them clean.


I used Lily Sugar and Cream yarn.  I have had this skein for a while.  I normally don’t like the way the variegated color ends up looking clumpy when I crochet it, but I am trying to use what I have whenever possible. I’ve gotten a square done and just need to add a border.  And i am glad I pushed through the apathy to create something.