I've been making these adorable little, itty, bitty squares for the past week or more and you know what? I think I may have bitten off too much for me to chew this time, my Dear Bloggy Readers. I think my crochet eyes have been a little too greedy for my crochet belly!
I want to make a blanket for my bedroom. I selected colours without a real idea in mind and mulled them over with thoughts of granny squares in my head. I thought of nice small squares, just three or four rows might be pretty. I tried it out but and kept wanting to stop at the teeny tiniest amount of two rows. I tried joining a few together - yes, I liked it!
The trouble is, I've been working for many long nights and am seeing very little results. I know that doesn't sound very shocking given the smallness of these squares, but I confess that I am shocked to be honest. Normally, once you sit for a few hours, you can see a goodish amount of progress and you feel happy with how things are going and feel happy to continue.
Not this time though. This time, I'm feeling rather daunted by the whole project. That little strip you see there is just about half the width I want it to be and that would be the shortest side!
At this rate, I reckon it would take me about a week to make one strip and I'd need 45, maybe 50 strips. That's an entire year's worth of work! Wow, when I write that out, it's even worse than I thought.
The tragic part is, I do love the look of it. I suppose I could make a smaller blanket, but I don't want a smaller blanket. I don't need a smaller blanket....
So, what to do?
As I found I really wasn't much enjoying making those little squares, with their depressingly slow rate of blankety growth, I scratched around for other ideas.
I recalled a square I'd seen on Ravelry a while ago, a square that I had a pattern for too! This last weekend I have spend a rather more productive couple of days basing these beauties out...
Let me show you them together, so you can compare.
See what I mean? One whole week, (at least 7 days) worth of work at the top. Two days work at the bottom. Compelling, no?
So, the bottom line is... what do I do?
Do I continue with my mini macro squares, because I do love the end result (even if I don't enjoy getting there). Or, do I flower-power ahead with the larger, satisfying and very much liked squares?
Please advise me, Dear Reader, for I know not what to think any longer and your wise words will no doubt help me to shed some light, one way, or maybe the other.