|Babies LOVE rainbows of color!|
Remember the night I went into labor? It was just a few hours after finally weaving in the last tails of this hexagon afghan that I had been working on for 7 months. I have never actually finished an afghan before, although I've started several, so I feel accomplished! And I learned some things, such as:
1.) Don't buy yarn on the internet. You can't feel it or really see the colors, so you never know what you are really getting. I am not super thrilled with the yarn I ordered, which is Lion Brand Cotton Ease. It's really stiff. Lesson learned.
2.) If you crochet tightly, like myself, better buy a TON more yarn. This yarn cost me waaay more than I expected, and I expected the afghan to buy waaaay bigger. It's baby sized...and it took me 7 months. Not cool. Maybe I need to relax my grip just a bit.
3.) Joining hexagons/squares, etc. as you go using this method is the only way to go. If I would have known this years earlier, I would not have ended up with garbage bags full of hundreds of un-joined squares.
4.) Working on a super long project can be tiring but is actually really soothing. I love to watch movies, and I don't feel lazy doing that as long as I am working on something. For that reason (and the fact that crocheting is quiet!), I would love to always have an afghan in progress.
And now that it's finished, I am super happy! Not with the final product, but with the fact that I actually finished!
My next goal is to use up as much of my craft box as I can before we leave Japan, since space in the luggage is limited.
And also to actually DO some of the stuff that I PIN. You should, too. You know who you are.