Color Me Reckless

I Hearby Declare September as Blanket Month!

CrochetLisa Seyfried

I like to start things. In particular, I like to start making blankets. There's something about gathering the yarn, deciding on a pattern, getting to work, and seeing that tiny blanket grow with each square or row you stitch. My problem is that I get to a certain point, usually about a quarter of the way through, and my motivation vanishes.  It's not as exciting when you can't see the growth as much. It's not as thrilling when you are stuck doing row after row for this unending monster.

So. I am declaring September to be my 'work on all current blankets in progress' month.  Hopefully this will force me to get it together and finish one of them!

Here are the three I have going right now:

This one has little basketweave squares. It's about half way finished, and I got stuck when the thrill of using up the yarn in my stash ran out. Folded Blanket

This one was me learning how to do hexagons.  I made a bunch really quickly, and then got tired of making the same thing over and over. The funny thing is that this yarn was previously used in a granny square blanket that I am pulling out to make these hexagons.  Something about this yarn is giving me a massive mental block about finishing something!

Hexagon Blanket

And this last one is a blanket for a friend that was going so well the first day! I had made 7 of the 24 required squares before I checked the gauge and realized I was 18 inches short! Ugh. So I had to undo the 7 made squares and start redo-ing them bigger.  Talk about motivation sucker.

Square Stitch Blanket

So that's where I'm at right now.  Hopefully, when I check back in at the end of the month, there will be at least one done!