My very own blanket ta-daaah post, I can hardly believe it!
I started thisblanket back in June and have been working steadily since then.
I almost stopped at scarf size (read here) because I thought it would be a stunner but Husband raised a doubtful eyebrow and I carried on.
I’m still pondering how to convert this pattern into a poncho-type wrappy thing, perhaps in slightly more subdued colours.
I’ve had it in a basket beside my chair and it has become a comforting routine to sit down with a hot drink, search for my ever-escaping hook and settle to hook up a row or two.
The blanket has grown to a very cosy size just as the evenings have been getting nippy so I have worked on one end while the other end was wrapped around me. Crochet is such a practical craft!
I took advantage of yesterday’s sunshine to take some photos in the garden and ended up having way more fun than I had anticipated.
A big, straight-forward project like this seems to me to be the most anxiety-busting form of crochet. There is nothing at all to stress about.
I bought the yarn and pattern from the Attic24 shop and allowed myself the luxury of following Lucy’s colour choices. I did feel I was being a bit lazy but it was very soothing to just refer to the pattern and go with it.
I have needed soothing. It has been an unsettling week.
My dear friend and confidante departed this morning with her beautiful family to seek opportunity and adventure in a distant land. She will be an enormous success. Meanwhile I will be, well, take it away Richard…