Thursday, February 24, 2011

Finishing may be difficult....

I'm working on a scrapghan - it's a simple scrapghan and honestly, if I had my camera with me I would take a picture and post it here. I'm making a very large granny square using a very large hook with several strands of yarn at once. I love the color sequence and how colors and textures that are completely unrelated are able to blend together nicely as each ball of yarn disappears into the -ghan.

I do like this lovely and cannot wait to drape it across my queen size bed. I think it'll be fabulous for spring and fall weather. But... I am having trouble finishing it, especially now that it is getting larger.

In theory, this scrapghan should work up quickly, and up until recently, it was. Why is it not, you ask? Well... I keep falling asleep under it!

I live in an older house which can be read as "drafty." I begin to crochet and the toasty laziness of a rainy Sunday afternoon sets in and I fall asleep - and it doesn't even have to be rainy.... or Sunday!

For example, last night I came home from work and put on my workout clothes. They say once you are dressed, you are more likely to complete the workout. But I found that I was so hungry that I wanted to eat first. So, I made dinner for the kids and me. Of course... being full, I didn't want to work out. I was going to let my stomach settle and then tackle the calorie burn. So - what better way to kill an hour or two than to crochet, since we all know cleaning house or doing homework is out of the question (or at least I put it out of the question very quickly). The children were off playing and I began hooking. The next thing I know, I wake up at 9:55pm only because the dog nudged my arm to go out.


It was an over 3 hour nap! Obviously I must have been tired and the toastiness of that lovely -ghan put me over the edge. Oh it was a lovely nap, not to mention "much needed;" however, it brings into question how quiet my kids can play. They know if I woke up, it would be showers and bed at 9pm... so they *can* be quieter.... when they want to.

Odd enough, I was too well-rested to go to bed at a decent hour so here I am, a wee bit drowsy because I got so excited over a possible new stitch... but I'll save that for later.

Until next time - happy crocheting!
- Cris


Summerysmile said...

LOL! Sounds like a "dream" of an afghan! Can't wait to see pictures!

Summerysmile said...

LOL! Sounds like a "dream" of an afghan! Can't wait to see pictures!

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