01 June 2012
I don't need another blanket. Far from it. I have many beautiful crocheted blankets and now I even have some beautiful quilts. The last thing I really need is a crochet blanket, but try as I might, I just can't get the idea out of my head. Everywhere I go on the web, I see more lovely blankets. The only patterns that seem to catch my eye, are for blankets. Nothing else seems to appeal much right now.
So, my solution was to comprise and make a little blanket. This, I decided, could be a little snuggly blanket for my pesky kitty Stanley. He's pesky because he will always want to sit in the very places I least want him to sit, like fresh piles of washing for example. Lately, he's been very taken with the chair that we have in the dining room. The chair with a pale cream cushion on, naturally. I thought I could kill two birds with one stone. Get over my blanket making urge and stop black cat hair getting all over my chair cushion. Perfect.
Ages and ages ago, I saw on Tiff's site, Dottie Angel, the Ordinarily Extraordinary Blanket and fell completely in love with it. Love the colours, love the doilies, love it! That was to be my project. Nice and quick, nice and simple. Also perfect.
It was a lovely project to make and it was delightfully, relaxingly simple to hook up. I even planned out the order of my square colours before I started. Just so I didn't have to concern myself with such matters during the process.
So, was the project a success?
Well, I think Stanley is happy with it...
But, did it get rid of my urges?
No. Not even a little bit.
I'd had another blanket idea you see, and that little idea was very well lodged in my tiny brain and it didn't seem to be moving. So I gave in. I gave in and now I'm making another blanket. That I don't really need.
You've seen a little glimpse of it around here lately. I've been enjoying working on it out in the sun.
But, I was thinking you might like a better look? Thought so! Here you go, this is what I have so far...
It's going to be a mammoth blanket. A great, big, huge blanket made out of teeny, tiny, little squares! The squares are just regular old granny squares and I'm doing three rounds for each one and then joining as I go. My current thinking on size will have me making somewhere in the region of 700 squares. Cripes!