This afternoon I made a decision to finish the Sleep Under the Stars blanket. It’s lovely and squishy. The yarn is soft and great to crochet. I’ve enjoyed working on it. Crochet is sporadic, because otherwise it’s just too uncomfortable to do much of anything without discomfort for days afterwards. Dratted hand, but never mind it’s just the way things are and at least I can still do a bit and not zero. So that’s fine. It has to be, doesn’t it?
It’s now a nice warm lap size blanket for an adult, or a good sized blanket for a baby to snuggle under. I hadn’t really thought about it one way or another, but this afternoon I found myself thinking that I’d do one more round then darn in the ends. And that was it!￼￼
Of course it means I’ve got quite a few balls of lovely chunky Paintbox yarn to use on something else, however my plan is now to work through things I started agessss ago. I think this working through means to either undo or finish them. There are definitely a few things lurking that I know I’m not interested in wearing, or making any more. At my current speed this might take the rest of the year and perhaps till Easter next year! Depends how many I abandon…I could go ballistic in an unravelling sort of sense. That’s a dodgy looking sentence and no mistake. I’ve obviously been reading too much Engleby lately (I can’t put it down. There have been a few books like that since May when my reading and concentration picked up again.)
No worries either way – crochet is not about speed or productivity anymore. It has got to be about making things I really want to make. I just decided on a whim that I didn’t really need a full-sized star shaped blanket after all, and a happy byproduct of this is that I get that old whoosh of relief and happy feeling of having completed something nice.
I might plunge my hand into the craft box and pull out a bag, as if from a lucky dip tub. I can’t quite remember what’s in there.
Finish or unravel?
Wait and see….. I’ll be back…
It really is gorgeous just as it is – the size, I mean. Clearly you decided against the you-know-whats, but it doesn’t need them – it’s just lovely :)
Well…. as I don’t know where it will ultimately end up – we can’t risk having a baby choke can we? (Nicely done hey?!)
Yes, perfectly dodged.
It’s very pretty- I thought that when I spotted it on Facebook last night- it would look nice on a wall!
Thanks Cathy. I do love grey and mustard.
It’s really pretty and will make a nice Under the Star blanket for over your lap in winter.
Thanks Jane. I’ll give it away, but I’m sure it will keep someone cosy.
I think the blanket looks perfect as it is, with that little pop of colour at the edge!
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