I started a blanket for Evie when I was still pregnant with Mira. It’s a starburst granny square one and I love it, but the idea of joining it and weaving in the ends was enough to make me hide it away for months.
During that time I started a blanket for Mira, this one is a giant granny square. I purposefully chose a pattern that wouldn’t require joining and would have a lot less ends to weave in at the end.
One of my 2014 goals was to finish both blankets. I finally got my act together and started joining Evie’s blanket. I decided to single crochet them together and it’s not as bad as I expected. Each square is different and I wanted to make sure to balance all the colors throughout the blanket, so I laid it out ahead of time. I kind of played it like sudoku, trying to keep from repeating the same outer color vertically and horizontally. I have each row in a pile and I’m working my way through them.
As for the issue of the ends that need to be weaved in, a friend suggested adding a backing to the blanket and just hiding the ends. I think it’s a brilliant idea and it makes the possibility of finishing this a lot more hopeful!
Mira’s blanket is coming along slowly but surely. I pretty much only work on it in the car now since it’s so easy to work on without paying attention, I can even work on it at night.
Have you gone back to any projects you’ve been avoiding? How are they coming along?