The good news is that the infernal Far Too Big Blanket is now nearly twice as long as it was last time I wrote about it at 84 stripes.
The bad news is that it still needs more stripes.
Lots more stripes.
Current target is going to be to aim for 100 stripes and see what happens there.
I keep measuring it and hoping that in the night someone has come and done a few more stripes but nobody has broken into our house to do a bit of stealth crotchet yet…
And then there are all the ends to sew in (I probably should have done them as I went along but I didn’t so I have many hours of sewing in to do which is a bit offputting) and then the edging to do.
At this rate I’ll be finishing this sometime around the end of the world.
Stripes – 84
Length – 144cm
Width – 170cm – far too wide, should never have gone and added those extra 10 inches in at the start
Number of balls of wool – countless, people keep giving me extra balls which at least means its not bankrupted me yet
Yarn – Debbie Bliss baby cashmerino – word of advice, choose a cheaper yarn if you are planning a blanket the size of a small house
Hours spent on it to date – hours and hours and hours
I think I’m getting there on the length of the thing (and there is no way I’m doing more than 100 stripes) but then I’ve got to sew in the ends (yes I know I should have done them as I worked, but I didn’t) and then the whole border needs doing
I’m hoping to have a push on it whilst we’re on holiday – at least to get the stripes finished, it was started this time last year so I really do need to get it finished
Question is what to make when I’m done?