This is the afghan that has been staring at me for almost 4 months. Not quite finished but I will be waging war on it today. Two of us will enter the crochet ring – only one can leave – failure is not an option!!
I always find my self scoffing at the reality competition tv shows. Every contestant says “FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION!” Well that may be true, but it is a possible outcome for all but one of them. Though I’ve always unenthusiastically applauded the theatrics, I have found it difficult to understand their delusion.
Now as far as WiPs go, an afghan taking several months to complete is not unheard of. But this one…..this one has been mocking me for at least the last 2 months! I see it staring at me from its place on the end table. I see it, perched there like it’s sizing me up. Looking for my weaknesses. I exposed my Achilles Heel to it almost right away. This blanket KNOWS that it is boring me to death!
My relationship with this afghan started out like most do. There was the excitement of something new! A new project, a new pattern, some new yarn. The honeymoon was over very quickly. It was a star-crossed project right from the beginning.
Strike 1 – My mother-in-law asked me to make it for my sister-in-law (husband’s brother’s wife) who I do not have a close relationship with. My crochet projects are usually made from my heart – I know so and so will LOVE this! I was not used to the idea of making something that I was not invested in the giving of it. But I do like MiL so I thought – yeah I can do this.
Strike 2 – MiL chose the color. And only wanted 1 color. That’s all I’m going to say about that.
Strike 3 – I love the pattern but it is a very easy fan & v stitch repeat from row 2 till the bitter end.
I only have about 5 more rows to do to get the length that I want. Then the border. It must be finished today because MiL was inquiring if it was almost done last week. Hubby is having lunch with her tomorrow so – I’ts on like Donkey Kong today!! I will finish this blanket and get it into the washer for a quick de-doghairing today!!
Failure is not an option!!
Seriously though – it’s a lovely blanket and a beautiful color. And ultimately, “A bad day of crocheting still beats a good day at work”!
Maybe I’m being a little too hard on this blanket. I may be biased because it is my last outstanding ‘winter’ project and I can’t just tuck it into a bin to try to reignite some passion for it next year.
It really is a pretty pattern that I will likely use again.
The color and the yarn (Loops & Threads Impeccable) is soft and pretty.
Okay fine! – I love this blanket. I just wanted to have some Monday Reality Crochet Drama!!
Thanks for reading!!
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