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