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Sunday, January 10, 2010

I'm not giving up. YES I CAN!

It's been a while since I taught myself to crochet; and since I started my first blanket. I think I began crocheting this blanket back in May 2009.

I'm now determined to jump back on the horse and complete my gigantor blanket. I think it will take a few months, but by golly I want to finish it!

So here it is in all it's glory! I found it unfinished and stuffed in the big ole, Trader Joe's Shopping bag in my "Hobbit Hole" under the stairs. I don't even think I remember how to crochet. Youtube, my friend, I'll be visiting very soon.

What was I thinking, creating my FIRST ever crochet project so BIG? It's as long as a 3 person couch (not very straight I might add) and it's only wide enough right now to cover from my ankles to my knees.

Oh sheesh, I've got a long way to go. I hope they still sell this yarn. DOH!

Why couldn't I have started out small? Like a baby blanket. No, like always I have to go BIG or go HOME. Stupid me. So now here I determined to finish this blanket that will probably take me 3 months to complete.

I need some incentive. Some something, to give me the drive to complete what feels like the un-completable. What's detouring me even more; by the time I compete the blanket summer will be here and there is NO WAY in the 112 degree weather that is my city, I'll want to even use this once it is complete.

So here I am typing instead of working on the blanket, and all I can think about is finally learning to Mod Podge the sign I made in my bathroom that says, "If you sprinkle when you tinkle, be a sweetie and wipe the seatie."

Yes, it's okay, I too wonder what is wrong with me at times. It's normal to start projects and not compelte them, but then jump right back into again? Right?



14 comments:

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Lisa, I think that blogging is sooo time consuming!
I love your croche project!
You are so talented!
Happy Sunday

Emma said...

It looks fantastic! I do look forward to seeing it finished! :)
I'm exactly the same, I do cross stitch and I have so many unfinished ones! But when I do finish ones off it feels great! :D

KaLynn said...

Winter is a grand time to crochet! Watch tv, listen to music, and crochet! Then put it away til next winter! May was too hot to do this project, so now is the perfect time to add a little to it! Plus if you cant find the same yarn, then find something that will go or contrast to it and use this for the middle! I've done that several times! You go girl!!

Evonne said...

I did the same thing. I taught myself to crochet and said 'hey! I should make a blanket!". It took forever to finish but the feeling you get when it's done it wonderful!

Keep going! You can do it!

Emmy said...

You are completely normal. I have so many half started projects, I will quite one, start something different, then go back to the original.

Good luck! you can do it!

yonca said...

Looks beautiful I would love to see it when it 's done.

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

This reminds me I need to get back into crocheting... Love your project! It's going to turn out lovely, I'm sure!

Alice in Wonderland said...

I've started loads of cross-stitch and tapestry projects, and I always promise myself that I'm going to finish them, but they get either given away or pushed into my "Glory Hole"! I bought a beautiful cushion cover that I really intend to finish, but my biggest pride and joy is a blanket that I knit out of sewing squares together! It took me two years to finish...but I did it!

Lisa Anne said...

So I've done 3 rows today and still counting. Hey three is a lot when I'm fighting a kitten who keeps attacking my yarn. lol.

Vodka Logic said...

Funny but dont' feel bad, I started a birth sampler for my daughter and it is unfinished and she is 15...

MiMi said...

If I can do it you can do it!! I suggest a V stitch pattern of some kind though because you can skip a lot of stitches! :) BTW, I've completed a lot of different blankets, but the one I started for myself back in 1997? Still.NOT.Done.

Lacie @ Creative Attempts said...

Okay so I have finished like ten scarf projects and I have always wanted to take on a blaket so I talk myself into a baby blaket (you know as a gift) and yep I have never finished one lol. I have way more faith in you...can't wait to see it all done!

Amy said...

Wow, you are quite ambitious! It looks beautiful thus far. Good luck finishing it.

Kekibird said...

Wow, great color combo! I have a crocheted blanket with that same look. And I find crocheting a blanket to be tougher than say quilting one. Take longer but they come out warm and beautiful.