Thirty-two rounds done; four to go

Whenever I begin one of these great granny square blankets, the final round seems a million miles away, and while that might not be the actual distance, it is the psychic distance. Somewhere between rounds twelve and sixteen, I hit a wall, and despite my progress it feels like it will never get done. Then suddenly, I reach a point where the momentum builds, and I find myself within range of finishing, which is where I found myself today when I reached thirty-two rounds.

I had reached twenty-seven rounds, and I had thought that the remaining nine rounds would be slow going, and at first they were. After nearly completing the first twenty-eighth round, I changed my mind about the color, and I pulled it all out and reworked it. So after only two hours of effort counting all crochet, hesitation, and frogging, I finally had round twenty-eight done:

A twenty-eight round multicolor crochet granny square
Twenty-eight rounds

The “tending more toward blue than orange” pink that I used seemed to have kicked something loose, and while I did end up frogging the first green I used in favor of another, it only took me one quarter of a side to know that what had been my first choice was not going to work, so in less than an hour, I had completed the twenty-ninth round:

A twenty-nine round multicolor crochet granny square
Twenty-nine rounds

And it was after I finished the twenty-ninth round and was looking over my color options, that I decided to change course with my color order, and I used a blue:

A thirty round multicolor crochet granny square
Thirty rounds

It was a definite shifting of color gears, but I really liked it, so I continued forward, this time with an orange about which I had no doubts:

A thirty-one round multicolor crochet granny square
Thirty-one rounds

From there, I used a dark bluish red, and with that, I had thirty-two rounds of crochet done, leaving me just four more to go!

The first thirty-two rounds of a  multicolor crochet granny square
Thirty-two rounds

So I carefully folded the ends in to see how it looked:

Thirty-two rounds of a multicolor crochet granny square with the ends folded in
Thirty-two rounds into a great granny square with the ends folded in

There are now just 1656 stitches left between me and being ready to block this blanket, and when the sun rises on tomorrow, I will move forward, one stitch at a time.