As I mentioned yesterday, I face two major challenges in organizing my crochet empire the first being storage, and the second being completing unfinished objects (aka UFOs).
Today, I made very modest progress on this second challenge.
Having determined that the Quadrant Blanket was delightful, but too small for my purposes, I decided to expand it to twelve squares. Today, using Red Heart Super Saver orchid, I finished the central portion of the sixth square:
and using these scraps of dark orchid yarn:
I began work on the remaining six rounds of the granny square while I sat and waited my turn in a slow moving line. I managed to use all of the scraps that I had brought with me:
When I was a child, one of my favorite books was Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson.
I loved this book for two reasons.
First my favorite color was purple.
Second, I too wanted a crayon like Harold’s; one that I could use to seamlessly transport me from my actual life, to a life that I could imagine with all of the adventures a girl could want.
I was reminded of this today as I worked on the sixth square of the revised Quadrant Blanket, a tail of purple yarn twisting and traveling like the line of Harold’s purple crayon.
I don’t know what adventures this blanket will bestow upon me, but I do know that with each stitch, I move forward on a journey I cannot even begin to anticipate.
4 thoughts on “Day 10: The second major challenge”
I love this blanket, for the simplicity of it. Can’t wait to see the other colours that you choose.
I like granny squares, but I don’t like all the ends you have to weave in. How do you work them in without going crazy?
Ends used to drive me crazy, but then I started using the Clover bent-tip yarn needles, and they are so wonderfully engineered, that they just aren’t as onerous. I cannot recommend the Clover needles too highly. They changed my outlook completely.
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