It's a really funny one this craft project with no end plan. This journey with no destination. It's so not what making something is usually all about.
Mostly, when I dream up a new crafty plan, there are all the fun aspects of planning, drafting or choosing a pattern, collecting the materials, and then making, making, making. But always the end result is there: How snuggly it'll be, how great it will look, how functional, how much I'll enjoy gifting it, how much fun...
It's the same with cooking the yummiest dinner, baking the best bread or cakes, building a chook house, and drawing a picture. It's all about the end result.
But this crafty project has been very different. My motif a day in May has ONLY been about the journey.
I am asked so many times a day what they will become at the end of the month. In fact when I see the growing pile of squares on the kitchen table, it is hard not to wonder myself.
I know they will not be a blanket because I have used too many different sized hooks and yarns plies. But other than that I have no idea. And I am trying my hardest not to.
The motif a day is about the doing one thing everyday for a month. It is about discipline and routine. It is about learning new crochet patterns. About colours and stitches. And it is about taking time.
Come June the motifs might find them selves tucked into a drawer, they might be given away, they might get stuck up on a wall, they might become face washers and dish clothes. I don't know. We'll see. Time will tell.
The destination is inevitable...unless I tuck them up into a drawer with the squares...
In the last few days I have crocheted the Stained Glass square.
All the details are on my Ravelry project page.
It'll be wet, wet, freeeeeeezing cold, wet here.
We'll be snuggling inside mostly, but venturing out on occasion to get to know our newest farm hand alpacas. A black boy and a white boy. They'll be guarding a flock of chooks, but also growing organic fleece for me to spin and knit. Hooray!! Welcome boys. (As yet unnamed).
So how about you, are you destination obsessed?
Or can you just sit back and enjoy the ride?
Do you ever make things just for the sake of the creating?
Are your children growing up too fast?
Are you having a great May?
PS. For my record: My big girl nearly had a heart attack this morning when she read ultrasound on my calendar. She was VERY relieved to hear that it's for my sore shoulder and not for a baby.