July 20th, 2010

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Let it not be said that I do not know how to procrastinate

Over thirteen years ago, I started crocheting a baby blanket for my younger sister's first child.  So many years and 7 nieces and nephews later, I have still not finished the blanket.  The other day, I pulled out the granny squares I had already crocheted, probably around 60 and thought, "I don't want to make this blanket as per the pattern (Good thing, seeing as how I no longer have the pattern book...). That would mean too many granny squares."

So, I am determined to do something new and completely different and still incorporate some of the squares. Otherwise, I would throw everything out because the pastels of years gone by do not really suit me anymore anyhow.

I will finish, though! And I will post pictures. Hopefully, the finished blanket will warrant the effort. I'm going to try to make my own pattern, but having not touched a crochet hook in 13 yrs, I am far from having enough experience to think I can pull it off without any hitches.  Live crochet and learn.

in other news, I'm going to cut up a pair of jeans I was counting on tossing in the bin anyhow and make myself a pair of maternity pants.  I also have a tank-top that I made in Mayotte that needs a hem put on it. I had made it too large (this is me, always sewing without a pattern or making a mockup first), but now that I'm pregnant, it is perfect.

Lots to do now that I don't have a book occupying my mind...