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Tuesday, 8 November 2011

One A Day Update - Week 8

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!

Project details
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

20 comments:

Sarah (Crafts From The Cwtch) said...

It WILL be gorgeous (the sight of all those ends is giving me the shivers - don't you just hate having to deal with them?!?)

Have a great week
x

joanne said...

The squares are looking fantastic and you will get there. That what's so great about breaking these bigger project down you then having time for smaller items and don't get bored.

Look forward to seeing your finished gift.

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Gorgeous, it will be beautiful on your bed. Don't get discouraged, you'll get there. Have a great day!

Sherrie
Food for Thought

HillyT said...

It will be worth it one day, it really is looking lovely. We were lucky enough to enjoy fireworks from our window as we overlook town and at least two large displays were taking place!

Faith said...

I reckon if you can manage it, go with this on slow burn thinking worse case, and if and when you get more done it'll be a bonus. The blanket is lovely and would be worth the wait, especially that you are able to do other projects alongside......reading that over not sure my sentence makes any sense! I'm rubbish at long term, but it's just when you think that you'll never get there that you do!

Carole said...

I have roughtly worked out how long it will take me to finish a blanket big enough for our bed but haven't worked out when it will be finished as it's too far in the future to even think about!

Your squares are looking gorgeous - but please start weaving in those ends!

Stel said...

This will be a lovely blanket. I completed a baby blanket in the same patter, it does go quickly ...if you take that 30 min before bedtime...

shelley said...

what amazing progress & looking beautiful x

Barbina said...

Your blanket is going to be amazing! Please, don´t give up!
♥Barbina

Danielle ~ AstashAddict said...

will be totally worth it in the end!! the squares are stunning! xx

karisma said...

Its going to be AWESOME! So you MUST finish it! (Jumping up and down, cheering from the sideline!) Hugs xoxox

Sarah said...

It is going to be stunning!

Candace said...

stunning and another week goes by and I fall more and more in love with your chosen colours.....may be a copy sometime soon lol

Beberouge said...

It WILL be worth it but I too have long projectitis it can be overwhelming to work out how long something will take but just think how pretty it will be. xx

Secret Sheep said...

It is beautiful. Colours are so pretty together. Keep going...or make a smaller blanket!

thegreendragonfly said...

It will look beautiful when its finished- but I know what you are saying about a big project being a struggle to keep motivated with!

The Craft Giraffe said...

Oh it will be stunning when its finished, keep the faith. Anything worth doing is worth doing right and this will be so worth it. It is beautiful already.

do you mind if i knit said...

I love the combination of lilac and green, it's not seen often, yet it appears in nature so beautifully. Your blanket is looking absolutely gorgeous, what an achievement when it's finished! Vanessa xxx

Kashi said...

Your project is gorgeous. I love the pattern and am doing the same one. I need 288 squares. I have 78 left to do. I have started joining my strips and have 7 1/2 joined. I did start weaving the ends in with each block I finished. I was afraid that all the loose ends would demotivate me. Don't give up and who cares how long it takes to finish. It is so pretty.

vintagehomespun said...

This will be a truly gorgeous blanket. I know what you mean about long term projects but I think this will be worth it, Judy x