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…just another crochet WIP…

…just another crochet WIP…

I tried to be good. I really did. I already have not one but two crochet blankets in progress, never mind all the other projects laying around unfinished. But a crafter only has so much willpower, and a mere three weeks after a crochetalong was suggested within our circle of camp friends, I was cruising through Pinterest looking for colour scheme inspiration, and approximately 3.7 seconds later, had logged on to Love Knitting* and started loading up a cart. To be fair, I held out a good 2.5 weeks longer than I thought I would…

The pattern called for 10 colours, and the palette I ended up choosing had, very conveniently, 10 colours. The original pattern only called for one ball of each, however I planned to double the width of mine, as I like my blankets to have plenty of extra drape and overhang, and so ordered two balls of each. Last week they finally arrived and I was able to get to work.

In the way of all things crafty, making begets making, and I was inspired to sew myself a new project bag. Would you believe that it was a purely practical storage decision? No? Fair enough, I wouldn’t believe me either…

…what I would believe of me, is that I spent all of Thursday making said bag. We were leaving that afternoon, you see, to go to the coast for a family wedding, and with a total of seven hours in the car ahead of me, it was the perfect chance to get cracking on my blanket. And really, what kind of troglodyte just shoves a project in any random, non-matching, bag? Honestly. It’s an insult to all that yarny prettiness.

Housewifing procrastination aside however, it was worth it to see it finished, and in went four balls of yarn, a hook, snips, a couple of books and my clutch, and off we went. I didn’t do quite as much as I thought I would in the car, but I did also manage some of an evening after dinner as we sat and chatted with my mother-in-law who hosted us for a couple of nights. We came home to a rainy day on Saturday, and yesterday’s plans at the farm went out the window with Mr Barefoot injuring himself early on in the proceedings, which meant I had almost two full days of being able to sit and crochet, in between mama duties and some reading and housewifing and general weekending.

The blanket current sits around 20 rows in, and I am loving seeing the colours coming together. I am a bit nervous about the next section – I am due to start on Sunshine over four rows of treble, and it is, as we would say amongst our crochet group, Really Something. On the ball, it seems very bright and in your face, so I’m just hoping being sandwiched between the shrimp and saffron, it ends up looking decent…

School is done for today, and Mr Barefoot is still unable to move very far, so I’m going whip around and do a quick tidy up, and then I’m off to park myself on the lounge to pretend I am a Most Excellent Nursemaid and sit and crochet for a bit. Merely to ensure I am available for his every beck and call, of course. I am completely selfless like that…

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