So how did it go? Not too bad. I think I could have done better with the finished scalloped edge but being that this is my first full fledged afghan I'm pretty happy. I have also gone through a bit of a roller coaster with the color selection. From love, to unease, to dislike, to disappointment, back to love. This all happened as the blanket was assembled. I had no worries until that step. Somehow, though, once I completed the boarder and stepped back, all my love for the original idea returned. I especially love the yarn I chose, Caron Simply Soft, which I got at Joann of course.
Like I said this project was started last year and was sitting in a bag in the craft room. I had all but maybe 8 squares done when I gave up. How silly am I. I was on the downhill slide to the finish and couldn't see it. I had a three day weekend from work this last week and it was rain central around here so what did I do? Curled up in the lazyboy, with both little dogs in my lap of course, and pounded out the finished product. I was surprised at how quickly the joining process went. I mainly listened to an audio book as I went along but one day I even just sat in the quiet. (I have become a lover of quiet lately.) Nature provided a soundtrack that day with the rain an thunder. Way better than any recording.
|When the sun finally came out.|
I'd say the planning and patience to make it to the end were the toughest parts of this project. The pattern itself looks much more challenging than it is. After a few squares I got into a rhythm that was easy to maintain. Plus it's alot of treble crochet so the squares grow quickly. This is definitely a pattern that I would recommend to someone who has a little crochet experience but you don't even need to be a novice.