I wish that the project that I was about to show actually looks like I spent two years working on it. When my youngest was born I made a promise to my husband that I wouldn’t start anything new for at least a year. In the days leading up to his birth I was finishing a Bachelor of Design degree and life was full. I swore that I would take the year of maternity leave to just BE with the kids. That lasted for a little while but I can’t sit still for long. Once the long nursing sessions stopped and I had a little time with my hands empty I took up knitting. That was enough of a challenge for a few months then I took up crochet. Here is my first post about crochet.
Someone tried to convince me that crochet was easier and faster than knitting. The jury is still out on that one. It took about 30 minutes per row of stitching (the blanket is sized to fit a double bed). I don’t know if that is normal or I am super slow. I know that most crochet blankets typically have a very loose weave and perhaps that’s why it’s faster. Or maybe I am just a slow crocheter.
I fully intended on making this blanket for myself, until my oldest discovered what I was working on and claimed it for himself. I make so many things for the kids that they just assume that they are entitled to take what I make as their own. I want them to appreciate the art of making objects so when they ask I oblige them.
I don’t have a pattern for this one. I can’t read a crochet pattern yet even after 2 years. It’s basically a really big scarf :0.