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The Never-Ending Blanket

Gather round and I’ll tell you the tale of the never-ending blanket…

It all began last summer, as Thing 1 was preparing to leave for college. I decided to make her something to take along with her. I asked what she wanted and she picked out this blanket:

Tree of Love Heirloom Crochet Afghan via Knitpicks

Now normally, I’m a knitter first and a crocheter as a last resort only (FOR GOOD REASON)! But I had just crocheted a super cute turtle for one of our foster children and was feeling pretty confident…

And so it began!

On June 18, 2018, I began crocheting away, knowing I could get the blanket done for my baby before she left in August!

But then August came and the blanket wasn’t done. Soon came Thanksgiving break and still, I had nothing to give her.

By that time, I admit, the length of the blanket seemed a little longer than I’d anticipated it being… And I was only halfway done!

It wasn’t until Christmas when I realized the truth — I’d been reading the pattern all wrong!!! I finished it quickly after that, but my 5’1″ daughter now has an over 6′ “throw” to cover up with…

And that, my friends, is the abridged tale of the never-ending blanket.

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TARDIS Afghan – Week 2

Hello all!
As I mentioned last week, I have started this Afghan over a few times. In order too avoid that this time, I cheated a little. ¬†So far, the cheat is working for me. I’m over the part I kept messing up! Yay!!! ūüôā
The cheat: ¬†Instead of again losing my place in the beginning maze of color switches, I did 20 ¬†straight black rows. I’m going to go back over it and sew the gray triangles in later. (I hope that made sense lol) You can see in the below pics where these rows are very easily!
I have a horrible migraine today and can’t look at my computer. But, I wanted to make sure I updated my progress… so I’m using my phone to post. Which may mean this doesn’t work. Wish me luck…
Here is the TARDIS Afghan in its second week:
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Some info on this pattern: ¬†It’s 337 stitches across. When finished, it will be (or at least it should be according to the pattern) 9’6″ x 6’4″. I’m using Knitpicks Wool of the Andes. It’s a worsted weight yarn (and one of my favorites). The pattern is available on Ravelry at Doctor Who TARDIS Afghan.
Any questions, just ask. This is a lot of fun to knit! Of course, I’m one of those knitters who enjoys having 2-4 different colors on use at a time so it may not be for everyone lol.

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Current Knitting Projects (WIP)

I’ve had some requests for me to share my current knitting projects. ¬†I’ve put this off because I’m a little embarrassed by the trouble I’ve had with these. ¬†I’m actually a really good knitter, but these have proved quite troublesome and I’m a little aggravated by them. ¬†Anyway, I’ve shared them below. ¬†I warn you… I’m a horrible photographer!
I may make this a weekly work in progress post. ¬†It’ll keep me from slacking off on my knitting and maybe I’ll learn some photography skills along the way. ¬†(Seriously… ¬†I know you all know the photo secrets. ¬†Please share with me?) Continue reading “Current Knitting Projects (WIP)”