Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Let's Make Waves!

I have to say, I'm really excited about this project. I learned how to crochet last year and honestly didn't know if it was one of those things that I would stick with. Usually a new endeavor for me lasts about 6 months and if I continue with it after that time, it's usually a keeper. Well, I'm proud to say I've been crocheting on and off for over a year now and it is truly one of the most relaxing things I do. I'd much rather pick up a crochet project (I'll admit, a mindless one) at the end of a long day than turn on the tv. I don't have much to show for my crochet craftiness other than a handful of miscellaneous hats that aren't meant for anyone and whose ends are still dangling (I still can't quite figure out how to prevent the ends from sticking out even after weaving in). And I have my "stress" squares that I work on when I really really need to unwind. Honestly, the thought of chaining something over 40 gave me heart palpitations.

So, this is why I'm so proud of this one! I saw some wavy / ripple crochet blankets recently (maybe on sew mama sew?) - and decided to give it a go. It's more of a lap blanket, but I did chain 150 to start! This is for my oldest daughter's room. I wish I could show a nice pretty basket of yarn, but my darling 9 month old cocker loves it when I leave yarn out. I have a hard enough time keeping it nice and tidy during a project, so it's quite impossible when he gets a hold of it.

I'll post the finished product when I'm done. I would love to see yours! Feel free to link in your post.

1 comment:

  1. couldn't resist popping over to see your ripple, I think it is going to be good!