This little blanket (about 60 by 60 inches) was my first crochet finish of 2018. I started it in Oregon, carried the project along with me in the U-Haul on our cross country move to Memphis, Tennessee, and never touched it, thought I could finish it the week before Christmas, and finally did finish it in late January. Isn’t it beautiful?
It is “Lily Pond” by Janie Crow. I am a pattern follower when I crochet. My niece is the most amazing crocheter and she creates from scratch, or looks at something and recreates it without a pattern, but not me. Sigh.
I took up crochet a few years ago when I discovered Youtube how-to videos. I swear you can learn to do ANYTHING with Youtube videos. My grandma crocheted and I love doing something that I can remember her doing all the time.
I love the texture and color that one can create with crochet. I love yarn – especially soft wool yarn. My hubby recently said about one of my creations, “You could sell that for $20!” To which I responded, “The yarn cost about $100.” After a moment he quietly muttered, “I thought yarn was cheap.” Not so, especially if you are a yarn snob like I am.