A couple of weeks ago I was going through some of my totes of craft things. I confess to having accumulated many abandoned projects throughout the years. I found partially completed counted cross-stitch, embroidery, quilting and crochet. I always think that one of these days I will return to these projects. Maybe I will.
So as I was digging through my totes, I came across this crocheted afghan that was nearly finished.
It is a beautiful stitch that has resulted in a really warm afghan. Here’s the problem. I have no idea when I made it. I don’t know why I stopped. I don’t know where the pattern came from (maybe one of the Vanna White crochet books I had in the ’90s). I don’t know where the rest of the yarn is. Maybe I ran out? Is that why I stopped in the middle of a row?
I put it away and never looked back. I wish I could remember why.
I am so happy to have it now though. Yesterday, I weaved in the ends and put it to use. It is missing the border on one side, but that’s ok. It is really warm, and I have been really cold so it’s perfect.
I took advantage of the fact that Davey was willing to model the blanket for me this morning, and I got some fun pictures of him.
He is King Crazy Hair right now. I’ve got to take him to get a haircut.
He was laughing at Buster who gets all crazy when he gets into the yard. He doesn’t look particularly crazy here, but he’d paused for a moment.
Davey found him to be quite the clown.
I’m glad to have found this mystery blanket. I want to research a little to see if I can figure what the stitch is. I have no idea how I did it. I am trying to estimate when it was that I made it as well. It was definitely before Davey was born. I am thinking I made it when we were in Texas (and we were there 15 years), but I am just not sure.
Regardless, I think I can look at these unfinished projects in two ways. Either I have trouble sticking with something and just abandon projects when the whim hits me, OR I am all about the process, and when the creating process is not making me happy, then I move on. I choose the second. 🙂