That old thing!

30 07 2009

I just got back to work from holidays, and I was chatting to a colleague, talking about what we did over the break. Both of us are crafty people, and she was telling me all about the blanket she had been making and was nearly finished. Then she asked me, “How’s your blanket going?”

Here’s where it gets embarassing… I had to ask her which blanket she meant! I really do have that many projects on the go! Then she clarified, and said the green one. It honestly took me a moment to work out which one that actually was! I started it perhaps 4 years ago, and it’s about 4 or 5 squares away from being finished. Too close to being finished to not bother.

But I just haven’t felt like knitting any more on it for ages and ages, and then I just sort of forgot about it, in the back of my linen cupboard in a bag.

Behind the wool stash in the darkest corner of the linen cupboard...

Behind the wool stash in the darkest corner of the linen cupboard...

... there lurks the bag that it is stored in!

... there lurks the bag that it is stored in!

Now that it’s been mentioned though, I might have to get it out and finish off the squares. I’ve only got a few to go… and I can’t even remember why I stopped in the first place!

Hmmm.... wonder what that could be?

Hmmm.... wonder what that could be?

See, the pile of squares is pretty big!

See, the pile of squares is pretty big!

I think I’ll take apart the bits I’ve sewn together too. I did that part before I learned to crochet… I think I’ll crochet around the edge of each square then join them so there is a bit of a border.

Three rows sewn together, more to sew in a pile

Three rows sewn together, more to sew in a pile

Of course, now that I’m back at work, I just have to find the time to do it all!

Close up... not sure if you can see the tumbling blocks pattern?

Close up... not sure if you can see the tumbling blocks pattern?