I just started a new blanket and I'm very excited about it. I was in a little bit of a lull during October. I had finished a few projects so I was looking around for my next adventure. (Plus, I had walking pneumonia and had no energy to do anything. But, it's best not to speak of it.) Of course, since I started crocheting I've been enthralled with the idea of doing a granny square blanket. Traditional, beautiful, fun, and methodical all in one. But, I was nervous. I was worried that I wouldn't have the patience to follow through with all of those individual squares. But, so far so good.
I am 3/4 of the way there and I'm feeling pretty good about it. Even though I've been switching colors for every round, I have made myself work in all of the little ends as I go. As soon as the square is complete I take care of the ends. If I were looking at weaving all of those ends in at one time...I'm just not sure it would get done.
I'm going to use the join as you go method described by Edie Eckman in her book, "Connect the Shapes, Crochet Motifs." I'm excited about it. I like to see things coming together as I go. I haven't done this before, so I'm excited to see how it works out.
This time of year, it's dark by 5:30. Once we get the boys down, the kitchen cleaned up, and a few other chores done, I'm pretty much done for the day. So, I'm very happy to sit in my chair and crochet away.