A friend was recently giving me a hard time because of how long a certain project was taking me. I had started it on February 25, and the last stitch was completed on August 3. Now, obviously, there were a lot of other projects that were done during that time, but the fact remains that it sat in my 'in-process' stack for several months. (That's not too bad considering the blanket that was 'back-burnered' for 4 years.)
After reading this story, I don't feel so bad anymore.
A friend recently contacted me with a desperate plea to crochet her son a replacement blanket. His had been so well-loved that it was literally tied in a knot just to hold it together so that he could continue to snuggle and smell his blanket.
We figured that if he could choose the colors, the transition from old to new would go more smoothly for him. I also hoped to find a pattern that would be similar to the first.
He chose his colors, and I chose some potential patterns. As it turned out, it was all very different from his original, but we still had high hopes that he would be pleased. We also knew that, as it had happened with an older sibling, the acceptance of a replacement would be a long process.
The final product with his choices of red, orange, and blue I Love This Yarn:
Yep, it's just as bright as it looks! What fun when kiddos choose something I never would have thought to put together!
"[His] blanket is awesome!! Apparently he
didn't need any time to get used to it either, he has been carrying it
around and was excited to take it to bed with him. He also wants me to
watch it when he isn't able to because he doesn't want anything to
happen to it or for [little brother] to drool on it. "