Monday, June 30, 2014

crochet mood blanket : april, may, june

I just wrapped up the final month for my crochet mood {turned un-mood} blanket.  
Like many New Year's resolutions, I began this project highly motivated and with all the possibility a new year has to offer.  Each square took me less than 10 minutes to complete, surely I could take 15 minutes at the end of the day to reflect on my mood, choose a color to match, and then stitch up a block.
And I did, for a good 2 and a half months.  Then you miss a day {or 4).  And you try to remember what mood you were in 4 days ago. And you try to pick a color that goes with that mood, but one that would still look good in your blanket.  And it's feeling more like a chore than a fun hobby.
April 1st I decided to ditch the "mood" part of my mood blanket and just use colors I liked.  It was fun playing with colors--April went along great.

But now that I wasn't tracking moods, the blanket kind of lost its meaning.  It was turning into "just a blanket."

I was getting bored doing the same square over and over.  And the ends.  Oh the endless ends that needed weaving.

 Sure it was great to be able to take this project anywhere, and I did: the orthodontist and dentist appointments for the boys, the ice hockey rink and lacrosse practices, lunch breaks at school, and outside in the sunshine. 

 The fun was good while it lasted, but I could tell it was time to call it quits.  So I made it through 6 months, half of a year, and will end up with half the blanket I originally set out to make.  I'm ok with that.  The way I see it, I can now work on a second blanket for the other half of the year.  A sort of two-for-the-price-of-one deal!

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