I may have made peace with single crochet, but it still goes slowly. I’ve got to do only 11 more rows to finish this so the end is in sight.

52 rows

52 rows

I usually work on patterns that don’t require too much keeping track of repeated rows, maybe up to 20, and I usually just do that in the margins of the pattern printout. For this many rows though, I am using the tried-but-true pencil and pad method. I also hide this pad when I’m not working on it so it doesn’t wander off. I hope someday to find a stitch counter that you can just click to keep track. It is trivial, but having to set down the hook to pick up the pencil knocks out my rhythm sometimes. I think those twisty ones you often see knitters using would do the same thing. Crochet world problems.

One thing I have noticed is that when I am making something for a friend is even the slow going, the part that might cause me to set it aside, doesn’t get in the way. It is nice to have motivation to pick it up every day even if there is just time to do a row or two.  Perhaps I need to designate all my WiPs to be for someone, although I think life without several projects going at once would feel odd.

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