A diversion

I’ve been avoiding knitting lately. I’m just sort of burned out and don’t want to do it. Luckily, I had concocted a plan last year and was finally able to put it into action.

I decided last year that I was going to crochet a blanket for myself as a thirtieth birthday present. The original plan was to work on two squares a month for fifteen months, starting in September, which would give me thirty squares just in time for my birthday in December. That didn’t quite happen.

Birthday blanket squares

(Let’s just agree to ignore the fact that I need to dust that coffee table.)

Luckily, crochet squares go super fast, and so over the last week or so, I’ve churned out fifteen squares, which means I’m half way done. I think I’ll probably just keep on going and finish the squares, and then I can take my time with blocking and stitching them together with the grey yarn I have waiting in the wings.

I’m using crochet block patterns from 200 Crochet Blocks for Blankets, Throws, and Afghans. So far I’ve used Wisteria, Tricolor Square (though I made mine with 4 colors), and Granny in the Middle. Fun fact: This is the first time I’ve ever crocheted a Granny square.

I have plans to knit a Whisper Cardigan (Ravelry link) soon as part of a knit-along with some of my knitting friends. I may even attempt to swatch for it this week, but right now, I’m digging the crochet.


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