Wednesday, February 23, 2011

say that 3 times real fast...

Image from Bernat.com
Bernat's Baby Bobble Blanket
Bernat's Baby Bobble Blanket
Bernat's Baby Bobble Blanket
Bernat's Baby Bobble Blanket
Bernat's Baby Bobble Blanket....

*whew*

Well, it's on one of my hooks with no end in site. (Here's a LINK to the pattern).


A friend's wife is pregnant and due in 3 months .. hmmm, is it still 3 months or are the calendar pages falling off quickly? Well, at the beginning of January I decided to make them a lovely baby blanket. I figured I'd take the easy way out and find a free pattern. This lovely from Bernat caught my eye and quickly caught my hook. I think it is absolutely lovely and the soft baby green I am using looks amazing... in the 8 inches I've completed in the last month!

That's right - 8 inches! I don't think I'm a very slow crocheter, but I have got to say, this pattern has slowed me down to almost stopping. And of course, anyone who knows me knows that I have a problem with taking too long to do one task. If I have ever made you a full-sized afghan this means I really really love you. I get bored so easily and this baby blanket is pushing my limits. I am not sure how many times I have wanted to frog it and start over with a quicker pattern. The only thing stopping me is the time invested in the 8 inches I currently have done. I like the pattern, although I admit I am not sure how much I'm going to like the entire blanket being textured, and I really want my friend and his wife to have this amazing little heirloom-esque baby blanket.... but my patience is wearing thin.

Do you have this problem? Is it just me? What would you do?

UGH - I know I had better just finish the darn thing.... I've tried to think of a million non-time related reasons to frog the darn thing but nothing seems to justify tearing up all that work. I know I should just finish it and look forward to the day I can put a picture on my blog of the finished product next to the mailing envelope.

So... in the comments - tell me about your "project that never ends" - have you ever worked on something that seemed like it would never go away? What was it for?

2 comments:

Heather said...

I've worked on many projects like that, but the end result is very satisfying. Keep on keeping on, the blanket looks really pretty and I'm sure you'll be happy in the end. Have a wonderful day.

Heather said...

I've worked on many projects like that, but the end result is very satisfying. Keep on keeping on, the blanket looks really pretty and I'm sure you'll be happy in the end. Have a wonderful day.

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