So, as some of you know, along with cooking and baking, I can be found on any given day in my cozy corner of the Condo Far, Far Away crocheting.
It isn’t a very cool hobby (no matter what those Krochet Kids guys with the ironic t-shirts and moustaches say on the TV), and certainly not a glamorous one, and yet I can’t seem to help myself. It’s quiet and peaceful, and I’m actually left with something pretty special that I made all by myself. As a person who is only “okay” at a few instruments and was told by a college art professor that I’m too “left-brained” to paint, I am pleased to have the patience and ability to follow directions to make something that is both lovely and useful.
I’ve made a whole host of things since I took up this hobby last year, but only get the urge to share them ever so often. And, as I’m sure you’ve gathered, this is one of those times.
Starting in November, I ripple ripple rippled my way through Lucy of Attic 24’s lovely Neat Ripple Blanket, following Shanti’s (from Wires & Yarns) edging instructions. And as of this morning, I’m done. Finito. Done-zos. The final stitch was stitched. The last bits were trimmed and woven in. It’s finished.
There’s something a bittersweet about the end of a big project, I think. It’s wonderful to be done, but there’s something nice about having that pile of yarn and half-done blanket in the basket by my comfy chair, ready to be worked on. Sigh.
Oh well. A new blanket for the New Year. Makes sense to me! 🙂