Tuesday, September 14, 2010

She's Come Undone

So I'm supposed to be working on another project ... and I somehow manage to become obsessed interested with a UFO (unfinished object).


What is up with that? I mean really. I haven't thought about or touched this blanket since last fall? Maybe winter ... it's been sooo long I can't even remember.

One thing I do remember though is somewhere right from the get go I made a mistake on the cables and just kept going ... improvising. Sadly, my improvisation was a difficult one. It made making this blanket quite laborious.



I couldn't pick it back up because I have no idea what I was doing before.

Sadly this is the state of my mind on any given day. Just ask Rocky.


I finally bit the bullet and yanked it out.

I ran into a bit of trouble and couldn't get one stitch to come out so I had to cut the yarn. This is what I'm left with:

As you can see, I've already come undone ... something to help me put this back together would be nice; I have three of these pounds of love to work with so coming up short is not an issue (at least in the yarn department that is!).

Any suggestions for a simple adult sized afghan that isn't completely mind numbing and nothing but double crochet?

11 comments:

angela said...

it seems we're posting at the same time of night these days. that's a lot of yarn. it may be risky but you should browse through ravelry...there are so many new patterns. I love this one... http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sunny-spread it's not DC but it's beautiful.

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

You know I would say try a granny? Add a color. But you could mix up your pattern too -- a double crochet for one row, single, etc. Check out Attic24.typepad.com. She's got some great photos and ideas. I think she invented crocheting.

Heart's Cry said...

I love your blog Joy. I enjoyed this story very much and the truth weaved throughout!

periwinkle said...

Adrienne have you checked out Lucys Blog http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/ she does some awesome blankets and the patterns are at the side ,,, check it out

Paula said...

Oh I feel for you. I have a shawl that's been on my needles for TWO years now. Good luck with your new blankie, whatever it may be!

queen of everything said...

i see someone already beat me to mentioning ravelry, they have tons of patterns at every level.

Courtney @ splashing grace said...

no suggestions... crocheting & knitting are on my list of "to learn" You've inspired me, maybe this winter i'll start :)

UK lass in US said...

I really like the Catherine Wheel stitch, even in a solid colour - it makes very quick work of a blanket.
http://uklassinus.blogspot.com/search/label/crochet?updated-max=2009-04-08T16%3A21%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=20

http://uklassinus.blogspot.com/2008/12/2-down-1-to-go-and-superhero-mask.html

Stacey's Treasures said...

I can't even double crochet properly.
Love the creamy color of your yarn!

Paige said...

Hmmm...how about some type of ripple pattern? With a bit of color thrown in here and there?

Ally Johnston said...

Wow. It looks like it would have taken you to the edge and beyond had you continued. Still a blanket is a lovely keepsake.