I think it goes without saying that I'm not a crafty person and this is not a crafty blog. I think sewing is a superpower and crafting with children an activity only saints do in their spare time. But. But! But! But! Canadian winters are long, yo.
And my one crafting ability is crocheting. It perfectly blends the ability to make something beautiful with yarn in smaller amounts of direct attention needed than knitting, and happens at double the speed of knitting. Not that I'm hating on knitting, it's just a fact jack. Plus my choleric personality loves accomplishing, not being precise. It always comes back to me, doesn't it?
I like to have a sizeable project to plug away at during the winter where the evenings are long. I also love having something to do while mindlessly watching football and/or binging my way through whole seasons of television (I'm looking at you Parenthood!).
So here is this year's project that I really have to document on my blog or else I'm fairly certain it never happened. I used the wonderful Lucy of Attic 24's pattern for her stripe blanket and I used her yarn selection from her collection at Wool Warehouse. It took away all the stress of figuring out a perfect pattern and perfect yarn. Although those things can be fun to do, but back in the fall I just needed to be doing and not spending time comparing yarn prices, ya know?
I chugged along happily because the ripples are so perfectly easy to put down and pick up again. I also blew away my husband's expectations and bet that I wouldn't be done the entire blanket in a year, so I'm pretty impressed with myself.
The blanket ends up being the length of a twin bed and I love the perfect candy-bright colours. Gemma claimed the blanket early on, so now it happily resides on her bed where hopefully all my hard work will be cherished everyday of her childhood! (Hey, a girl can dream, right?)
Thanks for indulging my documenting!
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