Tuesday, November 22, 2011
This is the biggest blanket I have ever made.
I remember my mom trying to teach me how to crochet when I was, I dunno, 9 or 10. It didn't go over very well. I'm terribly impatient and that just doesn't go well with something you have to sit still and learn to do. Sometime around 13 I started to get the hang of it, and became a menace in class. Many an overworked teacher lectured me about being all "artsy craftsy" in class while they were teaching. I was bored. And it was only scarves and scraps.
Somewhere around 16 or 18 or somewhere in there I started attempting blankets. The only ones I've finished were baby-sized, sometimes big for a baby blanket but never really all that large. Whenever I tried to make something bigger, I always ended up quitting not even halfway through.
What inspired me to actually finish this one was Jared's great-aunt Dian. She quilts the most amazing blankets! I don't think I could quilt, it's WAY too much of an artistic-eye-required kind of activity, plus you have to sew in straight lines. But I saw all the blankets she's made (in pictures, she only has a few still at her house) and how happy they've made people and that made me decide to make this blanket.
So thanks, to Mom and Aunt Dian. Maybe after we move I'll make another one.