Hi all. I've had a good week, finishing off a knitted gift (which I will share this week), and a lovely weekend celebrating Bonfire night with Bella Bee. We managed to see the local big firework display for free and in the comfort and warmth of the car by parking in nearby street. Plus it stopped Bella Bee getting too uncomfortable, as she doesn't like loud noises for a prolonged length of time. We also attended a private display with family on Sunday. Bella Bee had a whale of a time running round with her cousins and family friends. I hardly saw her all evening. She didn't even seem to mind the fireworks with friends to distract her.
So onto the project update. This week is the turn of the Summer Garden Granny Blanket. I discovered last week that I had done one too many blocks while catching up so I've only done one block since the last update 2 weeks ago. I have since roughly estimated how many blocks I will need to complete the blanket and I think I should have kept to the one block a week and had the extra as a bonus if I'm ever to finish this monster. I thought I was realistic when starting this project and doing only only square a day was fully expecting not to have a finished blanket to use until next winter. That, I have since realised, may be unrealistic.
Laying the blocks on the bed this morning and wanting a blanket roughly the same size as the King size quilt I have on the bed I estimated 8 blocks across by 12 blocks down. That equals a massive 96 blocks. Ouch. At 52 weeks in a year, that would take nearly 2 years! Ha ha ha! I'm starting to struggle with the long term aspects of these blanket projects as it is. Maybe I could fit in 2 blocks a week? Realistically not sure that is feasible as I always have other smaller projects on the go too and completing the one block a week often seems to elude me.
It will be positively gorgeous if I ever finish it though!
Name : Summer Garden Granny Blanket
Pattern : Summer Garden Granny Square from Lucy at Attic24
Yarn : Stylecraft Special DK
Colours : Grape, Pale Rose, Lemon, Meadow, Cream
Hope your all getting on well with your own projects, and I hope to try and get round you all for a little peek this week through Gingerbread Girl.
Peace Out X