Sunday, 11 January 2015

Granny Stripe Blanket: Another Update

I'm now seven weeks into my granny blanket adventure and I have to say I sort of hit a wall. Admittedly I didn't touch it for a good couple of weeks over the holidays and since I restarted back I'm finding the repetitiveness dull rather than comforting.


On Saturday I seriously contemplated ripping it all down and using the wool to start off a ripple with a bigger hook to make it grow quicker like I did with my last blanket. I thought I'd have a go at one more stripe and time myself. It took me the length of an Eastenders episode to do one stripe. So that's how I'm tackling it now, a bit of TV and a stripe. I'm going to try and finish my last row as we find out who has murdered Lucy Beale during their 30th Anniversary episode in February.


Have you ever lost enthusiasm for a big project halfway through?


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16 comments:

  1. I have to admit, any big crochet projects I have done have been on huge hooks and grow like wild fire. I wish you luck, hang on in there!!! It's looking good.

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    1. Thank you! I will definitely use huge hooks for the next blanket! x

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  2. Oh yes, I think we all have unfinished projects lurking in the back of a cupboard. If I can keep mine to 2 or 3 then I can live with that, knowing that one day I may well get round to finishing them but if you've got the willpower just keep going! It looks fab! Xx

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    1. I tend to get fairly obsessive about my current project so usually do just have the one. That's why I'm struggling with the repetitiveness of this one. x

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  3. Yes, definitely have. But I think it's always good to persevere, even if that means putting the project aside for a while or like you're doing, pacing yourself, and letting yourself start other projects. I think it looks lovely, and I bet you'll get such a sense of achievement when it's finished.
    Have a lovely crafting week, and happy 2015 to you and yours.
    Alison x

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    1. Thanks Alison and Happy 2015 to you too! x

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  4. It is very easy to get bored of a project. I know of many crocheters that have multiple projects on the go, i think this is the answer to pick what your in the mood for at the time, with a bit of control to make sure things to actually get finished and not just started, but variety is the spice of life :-)

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    1. I definitely could do with supplementing this with some smaller projects I think! x

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  5. I lost enthusiasm for my ripple blanket too - I kept going wrong and so decided to finish it early. I love it though and it brightens up the living room, it just isn't as big as I intended when I started - but that doesn't matter really!! I'm about to start another blanket soon - wonder how long I'll manage to keep doing that one!

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  6. I usually have more than one project on at a time so I can switch about, the blanket is looking lovely so it will be worth steady persevering. I'd be inclined to give myself a treat at the end of each row :)
    Jan x

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  7. When I get fed up with a project I pop it in a bag behind the sofa and leave it for 3 - 6 months. It's always a pleasure to find I got so far with it when I rediscover it months later - works for me anyway!

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  8. It looks really lovely, so keep going. My biggest and longest in time project was a patchwork quilt. Took really ages (I'm talking years) but I was about 13 when I started it. I kept running out of fabric, but it did get done in the end.

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  9. Although you might have lost interest, your blanket is turning our beautiful! I love the colors and the way they blend. I, too have a blanket I'm crocheting and I'm half way done. It's in gray/charcoal tones and it's a bit boring but I need to finish it. I wish you the very best.

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  10. Oh do keep going, you granny squares look so pretty, gorgeous colours. Yes I have far too many unfinished projects. One constantly haunts me, a crochet top my Mum asked me to make. I can't get to grips with the sleeve pattern so I just keep putting it down. Have a lovely week.
    Ali xx

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  11. I like to watch TV while crocheting, too, as long as I don't have to concentrate too much on the pattern. I say you have gotten this far, keep going. I like your color combination.

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  12. I have a large cross stitch sampler I've had on the go for umm, {whispers} 13 years. It was to celebrate the Queen's Golden Jubilee (even though we've already gone past her Diamond). I still have the enthusiasm, just not the time! :-) xx

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