Want to see something really, really exciting?
I don’t know why I bother to ask; of course you want to see it!
I’m so excited!! It’s shaping up so beautifully!!!!
Okay, enough with the exclamation marks 😀
I’ve been chipping away at this blanket, getting more and more and more triangles done, and finally I got to a point where I could join some of them together. And, having done that, I decided the obvious thing to do was lay it all out to get a good idea of how it’s looking. I haven’t done all the triangles – there are, obviously, gaps where pieces still need to go – but it’s enough for me to feel reinvigorated about this blanket 😀 as I’ve said before, sometimes just working on motifs, piles and piles of them, can end up feeling like a slog, even when I know the end result is worth it. Laying it out like this is a really good antidote to that feeling!
People watching me work it up, my mother included, keep saying ‘this isn’t a blanket for beginners, is it?’ And that’s certainly true. It’s also not a blanket for anyone who wants a quick project. But I definitely feel there’s an appetite for more complex blankets, and as I mentioned in another post, this one is going to be run as a CAL (gulp – I’m not really sure I know what I’m letting myself in for there!), so there’ll be lots of peer support for people working on it 😀
So, freshly passionate about how it’s going, I shall push on with the final set of triangles. All seventy-two of them. But it will be worth it in the end! It’s coming together just as I wanted, and it’s going to be so, so stunning when it’s finished.