Friday, May 21, 2010

A Not So Fabulous Blanket

This is what's been on my needles ever since the alien pop tart came off the hook:

Knit Baby Blanket

I knew about 1/4 of the way through that I wasn't going to like this blanket or this knitting experience.  I almost threw in the towel a few times.  Not because it was difficult, but because it was painfully boring.  But, here's the thing...I always throw in the towel if a project is too boring, difficult, or just flat out unloved.  I'm also a frequent unfinisher (yes, I know that isn't a word).  There are so many projects that get started and then tossed aside for newer, shinier ones.  Out of a determination to change my ways, I kept going....and going....and going.  Oh, my stars, y'all, I thought this blanket was never going to end!  Everyday for the past week, I've woken up thinking, "Yay, today is the finish day!"  And, then it wasn't.  But, yesterday, it was.  And, I am relieved and so happy. 

Even though, this yarn has been stared at far too long for me to like it anymore, I had plenty of leftovers.  So, I'm making a hat.  Because, really, babies can't have too many blankets or hats.  It's just not possible.

P.S.  I seem to have photographed the blanket's backside.  The front doesn't look much different though, so oh. well.

And, P.P.S.  Don't forget to enter my giveaway!!

Hope your weekend is off to a wonderful start!


  1. I think it is gorgeous and am way impressed with your skills.

  2. this made me laugh a bit... I can relate to getting something started and not getting it done. Which is probably why more and more often I am sticking to small projects; I hate when something drags on!!
    I think the blanket looks lovely!

  3. I'm glad you finished it- it looks lovely! Good for you pushing through to the finish line!

  4. I'm a huge un-finisher! (that's why I can't believe I've been blogging for over 4 years?!)

    Honestly, I'm just finishing up a crochet project (to give my husband) that I started my senior year in college (9 years ago).

    shhh....don't tell him. The big reveal is next Tuesday!

  5. Aw, hooray for finishing. And I think it looks lovely. :)

  6. You know what? My husband's aunt and her sister knit one of these (identical pattern, different color) for my son when he was born and it is one of his favorite blankets. For whatever it is worth!
    Congrats on your pregnancy!

  7. I actually love that blanket. I am a big fan of neutral and browns. You are so talented, truly!

  8. 'Unfinisher' is absolutely a word, if enough of us use it. Well done Mrs. But you must be a sucker for punishment diving in to the same yarn stash for the hat!


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