I have always admired people who could make such large crochet projects. It seriously takes patience and perseverance! I, myself, have the attention span of a gnat, so I tend to make projects that are quick or have such complex patterns as to keep me interested. I am not one for a lot of repetitious work!
A craftster friend of mine, bushbaby
, gifted me with this beautiful blanket pattern and yarn from the UK. I panicked because I was not sure I was going to be able to make it. I did not want to let her down, and the pattern and yarn was just gorgeous...so, each night, I worked on it--sometimes only a few rows, and sometimes 20 rows or more at one sitting...
They say you can only eat an elephant one bite at a time, so I just did a little at a time. To my happy surprise, the dang thing was getting larger each day!
In actuality, I completed it in about a month.
There are 15 different colors and 84 rows of crochet...phew, that made my head spin just typing that, and I know that many of you have made much larger blankets than this, but for me, it is the largest one I have made to-date (or maybe in my entire life!)...
I present my humble Coastal Ripple Afghan!
Close up ( can't even see my many mistakes--the pattern is very forgiving!):
Thanks for looking...I am keeping this one, as I am sure (well, not 100% sure!), that I will not be making another one this large anytime soon.
For all of you blanket makers...BRAVO! My hat's off to you!