The thing is –

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The thing is that there is a fact which cannot be disputed; even with all the blocking in the world if one crochet square is bigger than the other five, it will still be bigger at the end of the steaming, pinning and drying.

The blanket’s now edged with rows of plum, pomegranate and that pinky pink (‘sugar mouse’ ‘baby doll’ ?!) and has neat corner holes, but that larger diagonally worked block is still straining up, asserting that it’s the biggest and best, wanting to be out on it’s own. Lots of us on the CAL used to moan about these blocks being larger, misshapen and pretty ugly looking.

You’re not going to see a photo of the finished mini blankey. It’s been thrown into a basket ready for giving away. I couldn’t spare the energy even to photograph it I’m afraid. I couldn’t bear to unravel every row and all the DC joins and make a replacement block either. Still, soon it will be covering dolls, hopefully without any design critique.

It’s a lesson for when I eventually join my other CAL blocks: too big and you’re out, or in a special project of your own, as the thing is there’s no way to make you fit.

5 thoughts on “The thing is –

  1. The other thing is that my blankets are very rarely going to be seen laid out flat, as if on a bed. They are folded in a pile, over the arm or back of a chair, or being snuggled in. They are fluid, drapey things. So I figure it doesn’t matter too much. Unless you want to submit it into the craft section of your local Agricultural Show where they might be scrutinised by the Chair of the local WI!!! It looks gorgeous despite its problems… enjoy the glass half full.

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