Sunday, June 28, 2015

Facing and Embracing My Flaws

When I started this blog last year I was pretty honest about the rocky relationship that I had with yarn projects. I mean, unless I'm wrapping yarn around a wreath form, I am like a cat tangled in a ball of yarn ... no, scratch that. Last time I made a wreath with yarn, I managed to get all tangled up.

Anyway, I've had a bevy of family members and a friend or two attempt to teach me to crochet and I can honestly say, most did not make it to a week before I unraveled it all and put the yarn away. But, earlier this year, I was determined to try it one more time. Just one more time before I conceded defeat.

Since January, I have been working on this afghan off and on, depending on what other projects are on my list, but I have work on it at least a little bit each week. The width has stretched a little since I started, from about 5-feet wide to closer to 6-feet or more (this is the afghan on my Cali. King bed.)

I ran out of the Lion Brand Edwardian Grey one day and since it would be a day or so before I could get to the store, I was going to put it away, then when I was looking for a larger tote to store it in, I found this Lion Brand Plum color, called Gothic. I fell in love with the combination!

I'm really excited that I stuck with it, and even if I never get the hang of this craft, I certainly get the appeal. It is so repetitive and methodical, that it almost becomes therapeutic. I love the rhythm of it for sure. I'm about 1/2 way done. At first I thought I might give up and it'll be a "skinny" afghan, but now, I'm wondering if I'll ever want to "finish" it because once I got the flow down, I have really enjoyed it. I love crawling onto my big bed, turning on the Cooking Channel and just stitching ... is it called "stitching". I'm not sure, I'll check. 

I'll keep you posted on the progress.

Until our next cup of tea ...

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