A WIP Quandary: Are Two Crochet Projects Too Many?

I’m not typically the kind of person to have more than one crochet project going at a time. I can read several books at a time without feeling overwhelmed, but it doesn’t work that way with crafts. I am currently working on my first afghan, though, and sometimes I just need a break. When I saw the Interweave Crochet Spring 2018 issue, I knew I had to make the Bosque Bloom Scarf.

I immediately proceeded to dig through my yarn stash to find something in the right weight for the project. I found Knit Picks’ Hawthorne Speckle Hand Paint in Confetti Speckle to use as my main color and decided to use Knit Picks’ Hawthorne Fingering Kettle Dye Yarn in Turkish Delight and Delphinium for my two accent colors. It will be bright, but summer is coming (or at least I hope so!).

In comparison to my granny-square afghan, this scarf is made of tight, small stitches. It is a bit more complex, which is a great change-up from the granny square. It’s not overly complex, though, so I can still pay attention to my audiobook. The scarf is also more lightweight than the afghan, which makes it extremely portable.

I am finding the work on the afghan to be a bit more tedious than I had expected. Everyone warned me that it was a large undertaking, but I could have never guessed how much work would go into one, even one made of granny squares. I gave myself a deadline, but I am going to have to work hard to meet it.

However, the projects from Interweave Crochet Spring 2018 are all so beautiful. I keep getting distracted, wanting to make just about everything in the issue. How do you stay motivated to finish such a long project when there are so many to complete? Do you work on more than one project at a time? If so, do you have any tips for me? What are you stitching from Interweave Crochet Spring 2018? Let me know in the comments!

While I am still working on my afghan, it is nice to change it up, even if I don’t get either project done as quickly as I was hoping. Look for my next post when these projects are finished . . . in a month or two.

Marissa Bouska
Assistant Editor, Beadwork magazine

What will you be stitching next?

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