There is something indescribably exciting about starting a new crochet project. The feelings of joy and happiness bubble up inside until I feel like I can't possibly contain them a moment longer.
I have been yearning for this project for months, looking forward to a time when I could focus my ideas and settle myself down with a good long project (there are always so so so many ideas jostling about in my Creative Mind, it's chaos up there!).
I've been looking for something biggish, an antidote to the very itty-bitty decorative crochet I've been occupied with of late. My initial idea was to start another blanket, something delicious that would carry me right the way through winter. But just as I was starting to form a new blankety idea, something else popped into my mind. Something quite surprising, but oh-so-good in a slightly bonkers kind of a way.
I was straight on with it last night, yes, just last night once Little B was safely in bed. Despite my desperation to just get stuck in, I forced myself to sample my pattern ideas first so that I could try hard to work out the maths. It didn't come easy. And when my poor tired brain refused to co-operate, I decided just to jump in with both feet and fly the project completely by the seat of my pants.
The numbers have miraculously worked out, although I couldn't possibly tell you whether a multiple of six is needed, or a multiple of four. But either way, it is one or the other, and the pattern is working out just fine which is a true blessing.
I continued hooking away today at the studio as I was there this afternoon welcoming the most delightful visitors to our creative space. We had such a lovely afternoon, thank you SO MUCH to all of you who made time to come and say hello.
Incidentally, the flowers on my desk have nothing whatsoever to do with this new project, but I thought I would show you as they do look rather pretty. They are left over from a little something I was working on last week and are destined to become a small garland/shelf edging type thingy.
Anyhow, back to the new project. Oh, and my lunch. I had a hoooooge slab of the most divine carrot cake today for my lunch at the studio, it was lush and rather naughty. Tut tut. My eating habits have slipped rather alarmingly into the Naughty category of late, but I confess I am rather enjoying the indulgence.
Apologies for the weird lighting in this last photo, but is is night time now and no good for taking decent pictures. But I really did want to give you a look at my project in it's entirety so you can see what fabby progress I have made in just twenty four hours.
Do you get what it is, what I am making for myself? It's a Wearable Blanket!!!! Truly. A poncho type thingymagjiggy, for keeping out the winter chills at night when I am sat working at my (drafty cold) desk by the (drafty cold) window. And for wearing in the early mornings when Little B gets me up at 5am and the house has yet to warm up. It's going to be BIG. A big, giant concoction of stripy gorgeousness to sling about my person.
Yum yum yum.
Edit to add :: the yarn is Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino, rather an embarassingly large stash left over from my ripple blanket. Guess I completely over-purchased for that blanket, possibly accidentally on purpose ;o)