This Technicolor of crochet (using only my stash
) was once the One Skein Scarf. As pretty as the scarf was to ooooh and ahhhh over, I knew it would get very little use.
I wonder what made me think crocheting a blanket would make for a good portable project. I discovered the error of my ways while searching frantically through my Tinker Bell tote for the beginning
of my blanket. I must've looked like Mary Poppins as I kept pulling more and more of the multi-colored afghan from out of my bag while sitting in the orthodontics office. I won't be lugging the blanket down the block to the beach. It's best to stay in my bedroom and be worked on in at night, to relax before falling asleep.
The stitch pattern is incredibly easy, yet I still managed to mangle it. It started out as 200 double crochet stitches. Somewhere along the way two skipped town. So now it's 198 stitches per row. It's not at all noticeable, and it will be even less noticeable once there is a shell-stitch border on all sides.
Marissa (my daughter) saw the bright-side by pointing out, "At least you have less stitches to crochet now."