It’s done and it’s gorgeously cushy and it is a baby blanket that any Great Grand Mother would be proud of, BUT…….
I’m not in love with it, and because of this I am hugely disappointed.
It is a fabulous colour…Chilli red and not the traditional blue for a boy. and I love that. I also love that it has made up so densely and is beautifully warm and snuggly for the winter… I have also mastered blanket stitch!
That’s where the positive ends for me tho…. although the yarn is soft in the finished blanket, it was not that pleasurable to work with…it didn’t slide on and off the hook and was a bit splitty and annoying.
It has also taken me soooo much longer than I had planned and I can’t work out whether this is one of the reasons for my poor relationship with this blanket, or… because I wasn’t having much hooking joy, that it has taken me longer than anticipated to hook!!
This blanket became a real block for my other hooky plans too… another reason for my lack of love for it.
So, to get my crojo back, I thought about the last hooky thing that really rocked me…that pompom border on my happy ripple…..
and I got creative by making a brand new pompom board on pinterest… go on I dare you to have a peek!
and once I had done that… I felt much better…and found myself thinking maybe a basket stitch blanket in a thinner yarn would be nice…