When I woke this morning I was still feeling disgruntled about my three corner blanket. I read the new comments. Oh my goodness I am so glad I did.
Julie from the lovely blog Mack and Mabel had literally thought outside the nine dots. Pop into her lovely blog.
She had seen how to solve my problem in quite a revolutionary way. I understood her thinking straight away. I was so excited to get the scissors and make a big slash on my blanket.
I did not even have to be brave.
I cut it where the corner should have been.
And I started very nervously,tentatively. But soon I gained confidence and could see that it was going to work. It felt a little bit like darning.
Oh, I can not tell you the joy I felt at actually just adding trebles to put everything right instead of ripping out a very large border and starting again.
Of course I realise that my mistake was caused by working in the confines of the car. Of course my master plan of wanting every square a different colour added to the problem. Never again. I will always take an easier route in future.
But look. Julie's idea worked. And I was soon just filling the space I had bodged!
To see a corner appear made me want to sit right down and finish this three cornered blanket. And I have. Row upon row. Gently teasing the ends out. Securing the joins and hooking away.
The best Tah Dah! A completed blanket with four corners.
I know where the joins are, but, Crochets forgiving nature makes them more or less invisible to "that blind man on his galloping horse" that I have blogged about before.
So, my latest Lappycuddlyghan is finished. I love it, and even though I made a mistake I have learnt so much. Yes, the technical way to overcome a massive blunder in crochet. I also concentrated for the first time ever on the "Join as you go " method. And, I have got it that cracked now. And I love it.The sweet little stitches that show as you join. The blanket looks neater somehow,more settled. More complete.
But more importantly than all of those things is the love and generosity which abides in Blogland. My followers left such kind, sympathetic comments about my three cornered blanket and Julie was kind enough to show me a way through my dilemma and save a lovely blanket from either the bin or a long stint in the cupboard of doom under the stairs.
I woke to glorious sunshine and blue skies this morning. Our first morning in our little Spanish house.
And in our little village there is a charity shop which supports Cancer sufferers in the area. So, in the morning I am going to take this Lappy there as a way of saying a huge " Thank you " for all the good things in my life.
The person who buys it will never know the story behind it but I think it will provide warmth and comfort. Perfect.