So I decided a while ago that I wanted to make a blanket for my Dad and his wife for Christmas.
I duly ordered some Stylecraft from the internet and then gasped in horror as I realised that either I'm blind or the photos on the internet were not good because the bag of tricks I opened was not. good. Seriously. What must they have thought I was making as they packed the bag up? They should have had some system in place where they could ring me and say "Are you sure you want these colours lady?!"
Anyway. Cue trip to see Little Tin Bird where I could go and see some Stylecraft wool with my eyes and pick some colours (or actually get Heather to do it for me). At the time you all bemoaned that I didn't take any pictures of the wool so here you go.
Look at the prettiness!
So I had all my loveliness and I seriously couldn't wait to get cracking. And I didn't - I was crocheting at home and I was crocheting at my sister's and then I was crocheting in my sleep (ok, maybe the last bit isn't true).
And then I stalled.
Because I got the feeling that I didn't really like what I was doing. This bemused me because if I decided to do something how could I suddenly not like it?! Anyway there was definitely a feeling of not liking it and this manifested itself in me studiously ignoring the gorgeous bag of colourfulness hoping it would sort itself out.
Funnily enough it hasn't, and with Christmas approaching I know that I need to make a decision - do I carry on the route that I'm going down or do I start again?
You see I didn't want to do another granny square blanket. I can't even explain why, I'd just decided I wanted to do something different. So I looked through my Jan Eaton book and decided on a square that I'd done before, the Square Target...
I thought it might look cool all different colours. I wouldn't be able to do all the colours in one go, I thought I'd do squares in select colours and edge them in cream and then bring them all together in the end. I think this is where I'm struggling. I've done four squares so far and I'm just not feeling it, but I don't know if I'm not feeling it because these particular squares don't go together and if I keep going I'll feel better about it when I have more combinations or because it's a bad idea all round.
So this is where I need your help. Do I continue on the road I'm going down or scrap it all together and start a ripple (which I think is what my crochet soul is begging to do)?
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