I know myself. I understand how I operate. Start a project, finish a project. Start a project, finish a project. Repeat. I’m not one of those people who has multiple makes on the go, swivelling on the spot, frozen like a deer in the headlights.
So what the heck is going on my with my crocheted granny blanket, started 13 months ago with the launch of the Crochaliser?! Completed granny blankets are popping up all over the place! Stitch and Witter completed a beautiful (and massive) baby blanket in the most beautiful colours. According To Matt has just finished his second vibrant woolly joy. It only took him six weeks! Where is mine?
This just isn’t good enough. I’ve hit a massive block. At some point, the granny blanket became my travel project. I crocheted on the tube, on planes, trains, buses, in cafes and hotel rooms – but not at home. Never at home. Problem is, life changes. I had to do loads of reading for work, which meant my commute became reading time, not crochet time. Then I got Ella. When I’m not with the puppy, I now commute via cycle as my running has ground to a halt. (Though I am doing shed loads of walking and my Fitbit stats are through the roof! Here’s a painful truth: I’m getting a lot more exercise walking than when I kidded myself I was still running.)
But, of course, these are all just excuses. I’ve taken my eye off the ball. I’m at a slightly tedious administrative section of the make, crocheting borders on all the squares and crocheting them together. Yawn. I really want to start crocheting the yummy border, but I can’t do that until I get past this hurdle.
There’s nothing else for it. I’m going to have to put my nose to the grindstone. Particularly because I’ve promised someone a crocheted ripple baby blanket for March. Gulp.
Any tips for getting past that slightly boring stage in a make? Maybe it’s time to adapt Tilly’s Sewing For 15 minutes scheme to crochet?