Its still taking the better part of an hour to do a stripe.
Its still definitely not long enough (current best estimates are that it needs to be between the same again and three times as wide… wibble).
But I am still making progress, if slow but still progress.
I’m up to 40 lines. I’ve had to buy more wool. I still haven’t sewn in most of the ends (don’t suppose there is somebody out there who would do that for me, please?) and even when I’ve done the stripes I’m then going to need to do the edging.
I think I’m going to be doing this blanket for the rest of my life. Which is a worry because I don’t think I like a couple of the early colour combinations. Oops.
But it is very pretty and it does keep me warm in the evenings – something rather nice about sitting in my favourite armchair with a blanket I’m making keeping my legs warm!
Must find another and quicker project to start on – you know a project I might be able to actually finish because I’ve an awful lot of half done jobs cluttering up my wool basket.
* It seemed like a good idea to add on an extra 10 inches to the width so it would be really wide like our bed… not realising that this would add hours and hours and hours and hours and hours to the amount of time it would take me to make the infernal thing.