At last….. My least favourite project is done. I have to be honest, I really haven’t enjoyed most of this blanket. It wasn’t for me but for my step-daughter, she chose the yarn. I really struggled with what to do with it. I started off last summer intending to make a load of granny squares with it. Only to get completely bored and uninspired after a short while. I hate waste so rather than undo my hard work, I turned it into this….which will now be donated to our local community shop as a dolls blanket. I’m sure that some little girl will love it to keep her baby warm.
I had so much yarn left, that I had to do something with it. I’d seen and heard that the corner to corner (C2C) stitch was easy and fast to work up. I decided to give it a go.
Do you remember where I started it here?
And I last posted about it here?
Well the next step was to change colour from the purple to the pink. I must admit, as simple as this blanket actually is, I took me a little while to adjust to the decreasing side of it.
Once I’d got my head round it I got quite excited knowing that with each row it would become that bit shorter and that much closer to finishing. After a few rows, the excitement wore off and I just wanted this done, finished and gone. It seemed to take forever.
I sat outside in the sunshine on bank holiday Monday with no plans other than to be done with this project. It was close to the finish and I thought I’d run out of yarn!!
Luckily, I found some scraps in my stash left over from the first attempt. I got cracking with the last few rows. I decided not to bother with a border on this as I don’t think it really needs it.
And done!! I literally felt a huge weight lifting from my shoulders. It was such a relief.
I hate to be negative or say this but I’m being truly honest. Quite a lot of loathing and not a lot of love went into this blanket. I enjoyed the therapeutic, repetitiveness of it, the actual act of crocheting, but that’s it. I didn’t love the yarn, the colours, the design. But it wasn’t for me and it wasn’t my choice. It’s done now and as soon as the photo shoot had taken place, it was rapidly passed to its new owner. Like a heavy load removed from my never ending list of to-do’s.
Here is the best it’ll ever look…
I do think it looks very neat up close and I may well use the C2C stitch again. If I’ve learnt anything from this, it’s that I should only create things I love and am passionate about. It’s a far more enjoyable experience!
Now, onto woolly pastures new…..
P.S. Just a little note while we’re talking crochet. A few weeks ago I decided to call it a day for my little crochet group. The numbers were up and down, mainly down and there seemed very little point in keeping it going for just me and one or two others. One week I ended up sitting there all on my own crocheting in the corner of a busy pub feeling rather silly. If the interest is there then I’m happy to start it up again. It’s a shame especially as we were lucky to have a very experienced member to call upon for any advice. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted.