365 Days Handmade

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First (Almost Completed) Project of the Year


Can you believe that I have not yet started any new projects in 2016?  I’ve been doggedly sticking to this Coast Ripple blanket, following the pattern’s sequence of colors exactly and crocheting a few stitches and a few rows at a time.  I’m trying to tame my crafter’s attention deficit disorder (which I know is technically not a real thing and I shouldn’t be throwing that diagnosis around– bad psychologist!– but still).  Anyway, this whole afghan has been an exercise in commitment.

Right now it’s almost 6 feet long with about ten more rows to go and a border to add.  I asked Sean (who is 6’1″) to get in the photo so that I could show some sense of scale.


My personal blanket model.

Also, I thought that a picture with an actual person in it would look a lot better than the first photo that I took.


See? Not as cool a photo. Also– those tail ends!

I’m hoping to get this thing finished by the end of the week.  After all, I have been working on this thing all year.


Author: FC5

I make things.

11 thoughts on “First (Almost Completed) Project of the Year

  1. That is a lovely blanket 🙂 And I agree, putting a person on it makes for a much more interesting photo.

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  2. If crafter ADD is not a real disorder, it ought to be!

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  3. Gorgeous! The blanket model is somewhat color-coordinated: very serene. The last photo, with the tiny ball of yarn and lone little needle–puts into perspective how big is the project, in size and time and energy 🙂

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  4. What a beautiful blanket!! Your model not too bad either! I really like the colors and pattern too!

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  5. Can you point me to the pattern? I’ve been experimenting with ripples.

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