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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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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)”