Monday, November 1, 2010

Blankets GALORE

I'm not really sure WHEN this became a craft/crochet blog, but apparently that's what it is. The main reason is that the blankets I'm working on right now have most of my attention. Christmas is right around the corner and I'm giving one blanket as a gift. Two of the other blankets are OVERDUE gifts. At this point I have set my Hodgepodge Blanket aside, because for some STUPID reason I decided to start a gift blanket eight weeks before Christmas. In other words: I AM AN IDIOT!!! BUT the person who will receive this blanket will LOVE it, and that is really what matters.

I just started this last weekend, and I'm making really great progress. I'm kind of shocked actually. Although, it's true that the BEGINNING of any project is MUCH easier than the middle. I am now approaching the middle. I realized last night I was finishing up the light blue that I had not bought NEARLY enough yarn, which sucks. So today I laid out all of my yarn, and the blanket and tried to set up a color pattern. I already knew that I planned on alternating blues and naturals, but I needed to decide where my colors were going to work so that I knew how much yarn I need to buy tomorrow. As I laid out my yarn I discovered that I bought way to many colors, but not enough of any of those colors to complete my blanket. Total *head desk* moment. I texted BFF1 and told her it would be LOVELY if she were around to help me sort my colors, then called my cousin Mimi, who came over to help me sort everything out. Long story short we narrowed down my yarn choices and I now have a list of how much more I need of each color. Even though I hated putting down my Hodgepodge Blanket, I am really glad that I decided to do this for my auntie.

All of the crochet I've been doing lately has left me little time to read. And since I have enacted the Book Buying Ban, in which I am not allowing myself to buy a book unless I finish reading a book, I have really wanted to read. I'm currently midway through Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare and Frostbite by Richelle Mead. I'm also getting ready to reread Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, because I REALLY want to read Dash and Lily's Book of Dares but can't due to the Book Buying Ban. The worst thing about shopping tomorrow is that I'm going to be right at the bookstore, but will have to ignore all of the pretty shiny books!

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