It has been 2 years since I added one square to my BIG blanket. The last time I wrote about it was in March 2013
I have been aware of its quiet murmurings and it's cheeky winks as I have been working on a plethora of other projects. I have made different blankets..... All much smaller. I have finished my first Applique quilt full of Monster Fun for William. But I have not added one square to the big blanket I started all that time ago.
Yesterday I decided to bring it out of hiding. My daughter was here and she helped me see its beauty all over again.
We laid it on the king size bed. We talked colours,patterns and crochet details but most of all we counted.I can not believe that although it is probably 80% finished. That might not include the border. But despite all those hooky stitches we reckon there is at least another 300 squares to do!!
I made a start last night and sewed on some which have been patiently waiting! Luckily when I got up this morning and looked into the sun streaked room I felt uplifted. I felt enthusiastic and after all this time I felt ready to finish my Elmer blanket.
In the first instance it could take a while and in the second it is definitely going to be a " one off " I am totally in awe of folks who crochet BIG blankets. I think the next time I blog about it will be the " Tah Dah "moment.
Could you help me keep going by estimating the date of that special post. And the nearest to it will get a Giveaway prize. It won't be the blanket though!! I think it will feel like a group hug and knowing their is an expectation,a selection of dates, and an end result maybe my hook will be 'smokin!"
As always a huge Thank You for such a wonderful response to my post about Reading. I found all your responses so encouraging and rewarding.