there is so much love in this blanket. I cannot tell you just how happy it makes me every time i snuggle up with it. I quickly remember the traveling... from huge balls of yarn to a huge blanket over the span of our trip up to seattle & canada.
i was determined to finish it and i did. :) ( you can make one too! just follow tif's easy peasy how to tutorial here ) it started with one row on the day before i made my way up to the dottie angel workshop in seattle. ( the only thing i changed was my starting chain was only 25, i wanted more squares and added 6 squares tall instead of 5 and 5 squares wide instead of 4. ) it continued during my stay at the mansion quickly beavering away at the only thing i really felt confident in doing.
here we are beavering away and looking lovely as dottie dearies :)
and even more beavering.
i think i look a bit rabid ;P
but indeed i was only concentrating. :)
lost in my thoughts. hmm.. no. not really. actually i think i was
counting chains. i always lose count and it is so dang frustrating. but here it just looks like i was in my own little world...deep deep in thought. hahaa! i kid. i get this way whenever i am thinking too hard.
I was obsessed.
my goal was to come back home with a finished project. and dangit. i was gonna make it happen!
the blanket continued to grow as we drove through seattle up to canada... singing songs to mr.handsome ( he was so happy lol :) then back down through seattle and on our flight home.
I got home and added the finishing touch by adding the border. and it was done. i blocked it. then sewed the doilies (5 total) and really loved loved loved it. you know that moment after you first wash your blanket and it comes tumbling out of the dryer with all the softener smell and you wrap the lush soft warm huggy blanket around you?
good.ness. i LOVE. that.
those are the memories that tickle me.
the world is a better place
crochet + afghans = xoxo
and that's just what this corner of the world needed :)
thank you kindly for letting me share,
happy monday love xo