Oh I am so pleased with this, and I can’t deny I’m very proud of myself.
In the past year I have gone from being just-about-able-to-crochet to being able to successfully follow a pattern and make something I completely love.
I have just finished my fourth crochet blanket, and the first I have made for myself.
The first three were iterations of the same ripple blanket. This is my first pieced blanket. It has proved to be a perfect project for travelling with. My method of doing all the squares in the same colours at once enabled me to take the crochet away with me for much longer than when I did the ripple blankets, which are all done in one piece and therefore get larger and heavier all the time.
I followed Lucy’s pattern completely. I have enormous respect for her ability to combine colours and to write a pattern – these require both artistry and precise instructions, and she has mastered both. Through her I have learnt a lot about what colour combinations I like and that sometimes colours I don’t like alone look quite different when combined with others. I think I now have the confidence to have a go at putting together my own combinations and designing a blanket that will be all my own creation and inspiration.
Returning home from a long walk with a badly swollen leg and foot requiring a couple of days sitting with my leg up (nothing serious, and now on the mend) – well, that was the perfect moment to sit and sew in all those ends.
And now I have the blanket to snuggle with, as the evenings unexpectedly grow colder again.
And I’ve started to think about what will be next on the hook.