It has been the perfect weekend for crochet. It has been rainy and windy, the fire has been burning, yummy things have been baked and boiled and jarred and we have been cosy, warm and happy. I have had plenty of time for tea and crochet, and stuff.
It is nearly finished. Five more bands and it is done. There will be ends to weave in but it is almost done. The balls of yarn are tiny; there is not much left. I have reached my goal to use some yarn from my stash and make a blanket. Yay!
The children love the blanket. They were happy to lie on it for a few photos this morning. Then they each proceeded to explain to my why they should be the one to have the blanket.
Georgie: You should let me have the blanket because you have crocheted Elora and Matthew a blanket but not me.
Me: but you have two quilts that I have made for you, and your room is pink and white.
Georgie: Well yes that’s true. You’ll just have to crochet me a pink and white blanket then.
Matthew: please let me be the one to have the blanket. I love it more than the others. Please let me have it on my bed.
Me: it has pink in it.
Matthew: I love all colours.
Me: do you think it will help you sleep?
Matthew: yes I will snuggle under it and always have good dreams.
Elora: pink and blue and orange and yellow and black
Me: do you want to put some pants on?
Elora: Can I please have an icy pole? Where’s Rafie?
The blanket is 140cm wide and 130cm long. When it is finished it will be about 145cm long. It is warm and snuggly and happy looking. I really like it. I also really like the suspense of the final rows. I’m not sure whether there is enough yarn in each ball to finish a band of colour. So far, so good: I have some leftover yarn of the last three bands I have completed, but I could run out of yarn, anytime, before finishing a band! I think I am crocheting extra quickly, just to see what happens next.