Where color indecision lead me

I had every intention of making substantial progress on the great granny square blanket I am currently working on, but color indecision led me to a crafting roadblock I was unable to get around.

I had breezed my way through the first of what will be a thirty-six round great-granny square blanket when completed, but I hit a color wall when I got to the seventh round.

I had four contenders:

Crochet color indecision plagues me as I reach the seventh round of a future granny square blanket

But even after a color consult and thinking about it far longer than was useful, I had no clear idea what color to use going forward onto the seventh round.

So I did the only reasonable thing.

I started a new project.

I recently purchased the book, Hello Kitty Crochet with designs by Mei Li Lee. It is the official Sanrio authorized collection of Hello Kitty inspired designs, and it is a real treasure, so after I hit the wall of color indecision, I started going through my digital copy, and came upon the character of Purin:

The page of Hello Kitty Crochet featuring the character of Purin with a  very small amigurumi cake

I know absolutely nothing about the character other than what is visible to the eye, but when I saw his super cute ears and an awesome beret, I knew I had to make him.

Another bonus for me? I had the suggested colors within arm’s reach, so I had no color decisions to make.

With a 3.25 mm hook and some worsted weight yarn, I got to work.

First one ear, then another, an adorable beret soon followed, and then I found myself needing a head to which I could attach the pieces I had made, and after I got the first sixteen rounds done, I started to put them together so they would not get lost:

A future amigurumi Purin with facial features, ears, and beret attached

Since this is going to be a gift for toddler, I did make a decision to embroider all of the features so that nothing could be pulled off and swallowed.

All in all, I am that the Hello Kitty Crochet book is a wonderful place to turn when I need to escape my color indecision.