I don't know how to tell you this but I'll say it very fast....I've started another blanket, er well more like 2, in the last fortnight. I know, I know I have the most terrible habit of starting crochet blankets and never finishing them..ahem..first there was this one, then this, and this and finally this. Yes, could there be anyone worse at starting and not finishing crochet blankets? I think not. But I will explain all the same.
Quite awhile ago, the lovely Yvonne of Yvestown posted a picture of her lovely sitting-room and I spied a lovely blanket in the corner and begged her to show and tell. She very kindly took a photo of it and put it on her Flickr page and I have drooled over it since then. Then 2 weeks ago I suddenly just had to make one too. So I started. There isn't a pattern so I did a little working out and then off I went. It accompanied me to take Tom to Uni and it has been everywhere with me ever since. That was until this week when I thought I would have a go at trying to join it. Mmm, not good. What I thought was the way, wasn't, and after a few very despondent days (isn't it funny how when your latest creative project isn't going as planned it colours everything else? Well, it does with me..mmm ..what does that say about me I wonder!) I lost heart in it and then I remembered the blanket - the actual blanket that I have always wanted to do and frankly, am a little bit obsessed about.
And there is a little story behind it too which I may have mentioned before but can't remember if I did. A couple of years or so ago I saw Petra Boase's bedroom in the book 'Flea Market Style.' Her crochet blanket has never left my mind since and I thought that one day I would make my own. Then one day Alicia mentioned it on her blog as she too had fallen in love with it and I, not for the first time, felt that wonderful connection with a fellow blogger many miles away, who obviously has the same taste in crochet blankets! I didn't want to start it then as she had, so in the meantime I have collected as many pictures of it as I could and just enjoyed looking at it. That was until Friday when I finally started it. Yay!
So yesterday was spent cozy by the fire, books by my side, hook and wool in hand hoping against hope that this one will be trouble-free and will actually be the very first one to be finished!
And something tells me it might just be the one.
P.S Please don't forget to enter my giveaway- I can't quite believe how many of you have already entered...it's times like these I wish I was a millionaire so each of you could have a bag...