Let's do a Tetris Blanket update shall we?
After my last update post progress on the Tetris Blanket has been stalled as I've been busy crocheting up a little menagerie. Two zebras and an elephant have flown off my hook in the intervening couple of months and not a lot else has happened.
After my disappointment of the disaster that was the Hull 10km I was not in a good mood for the rest of Sunday. I slouched and moped about and huffed and puffed and basically sulked all day.
Until I decided I would turn to my Tetris crochet.
Sunday wouldn't be the day that I didn't run 10km, it would be the day that I joined my first row of blanket together...
I had a re-think since my last update post. I had been merrily crocheting my Tetromino shapes together with the intention to then crochet them all together that way. But it hit me that I might be better off just leaving the squares separate and joining them as I went to avoid any of the inevitable creasing that you get when you join squares together.
Of course this revelation only came to me after I'd crocheted 5 out of the 7 shapes I needed. But hey it was a kind of good idea.
I have to say though that I don't think it's made a huge difference - the pre-made Tetrominos haven't joined together in any worse shape than the separate ones. I was a little worried I'd made a huge error pre-making them but I've been relieved that that hasn't been the case.
What has been amazing is how quickly this worked up. I went from the above picture to the below one in the space of a night...
Oh yeah. Tetris Blanket me up until the cows come home.
I am loving this people. I remain convinced this was an excellent idea.
I've got a lot longer to go and there will be a stalling period as I still have to crochet approximately 12 billion black squares (and we haven't got started on the border yet which I think may be more squares), but I will join as much as I can until then because I want to and because I can.
But before I do more of that I have a penguin to crochet...