You know, when you’re plunking ahead on a project, then you get hit with a case of strep throat and possibly mono (but hey, you’re still waiting to hear back about the mono from the lab test from the doctor’s office so you’re not really sure you have it) but can barely pull yourself out of bed, all while on your 29th birthday, and you just lose steam? I had one of those weeks.
So how about some crochet? Let’s discuss.
I got really wrapped up in wanting to make a Granny Square afghan last summer (what do you know…it’s another one of those started, then forgotten projects that I am SO GOOD at) and, surprise, surprise, it’s been sitting in a basket in my sewing room since last summer. It’s such an easy, mindless project that has been nice to have while I’ve been so sick. And I’m glad to be working on it again, because I really do like it.
I’m just using basic acrylic yarn (Vanna’s Choice…not mine, however) and although I’m glad I’ll be able to wash it without problem, it makes me realize just how much I don’t like acrylic yarn. If I ever do something like this again, I’ll definitely go the way of cotton–if I want washablity, or wool. The acrylic is pilly and not very soft. It’ll work well to go at the foot of a bed, but not something that I’d like to cuddle up with on the couch in the winter.
But, perfect for working on in between nap times. Do yourself a favor, and take a pass on the strep throat. You’ll be glad you did.
Also, as a side note, I just wanted to add that I haven’t forgotten about the hand quilting tutorial, but it will be a little further off than I had originally planned. I’ll make a big deal about it once it gets a little closer though!