Monday, July 10, 2006

Just how long does it take to crochet a blanket??

Okay, how long does it take for me to crochet an afghan? Good question!!

Our son, bless his patient heart, has waited on me to finish this blanket for him for THREE YEARS (wait, it could be four- it's been so long that I have forgotten!!!). I started it one VERY hot July day when the air conditioning went out in our home. My husband is a pastor and we live next door to our church, so while we waited on the air conditioning man to come repair the unit, we all hung out at the church. So, what's a girl to do when there's nothing to do? Why, start a blanket, of course!! So, it began.

We were sitting in the fellowship hall of our church and I started with the chain stitch and happily told Joshua that I was making a blanket all for him. He was so excited!! The problem began when I asked him, "So, does this look like it would be a good length for a blanket? Big enough to snuggle up with on a cold night?" "Oh, no!!" he replied. "It should definitely be this much longer" (and motioned with his hands). The length seemed reasonable and so I began. It wasn't until I had gone through an entire skein of yarn that I realized just how long this blanket really was!!! Because it's so big, I've put off and put off and put off finishing it. Yes, bad mother.
Now here the blanket sits- on the floor beside my favorite chair. I pick it up and work on it MAYBE once a month. Shameful, yes, I know. So, I'm posting about my slooooowness in getting this done to hold myself accountable to finish it!!! I plan on working on it everyday for at least 30 minutes until it is officially completed. When I'm FINALLY done, I will post a picture of the finished afghan.

Here it is.... the afghan that never ends...


Susan Godfrey said...

LOL!! I have so many crochet projects that need to be finished that it just might take years! Glad I'm not the only one who has a hard time getting a big project finished!

Tammy said...

LOL It took me 3 years to knit a scarf for my husband!

theups said...

LOL you two!!! I thought I was completely alone in taking eons to finish projects!! My mom says that I'm a perfectionist and that's why it takes me so long. HA!! I WISH that was my reason!! Sometimes I am just plain lazy!! LOL!!


Mrs. U

Tori Leslie said...

Add me to the list of unfinishers! *Ü*
I have a baby afghan I made and pretty much finished except for the fringe around the edges, that's pretty pitiful. It's still in my bag waiting for my semidivided attention. *Ü*

Anonymous said...

I love the type of shell stitch you are using for that blanket...I have never seen one without holes...could you please email me the name of the stitch or how you do it? I want to make my daughter and grandchild one! Thanks, Pat in KY

Anonymous said...

I love the type of shell stitch you are using...please email me and tell me what type of seems tighter than any other type shell I have seen. I would appreciate your help. I want to make my daughter a afghan and the half double crochet stitch is taking way too long. It takes me half an hour to do a row that isn't even as wide as half a fingernail, lol. I love that stitch you are using! email me at Thank you very much, Pat in KY

Unknown said...

Probably doesn't help that your sone is growing as you work on his afghan! Lol. Happy crocheting!


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