It's Not All About Jewelry

Well...yes it is! *smiles*

But, I actually took a break yesterday from Crystal Allure to learn how to crochet a certain blanket. I signed myself, and an Aunt, up for a class at a local craft store only because I saw a blanket square displayed that I really wanted to learn how to do. I am obsessed with baskets -LOVE 'EM (especially Longaberger) and when I saw this sample, it looked just like a basket to me and I thought it would look fantastic in my living room. So guess what the pattern was called......are you ready?....a BASKET WEAVE pattern!
Now this sample is a little more ambitious with a border, I may or may not do that, but in general this is the pattern.

I learned how to crochet when I was young, my mother and her cousin showed me how. Since then, I've crocheted a few simple blankets over the years (and the ever popular scarves) to give as gifts. Until recently, my mother always was crocheting something. She's done bridal dolls, blankets, scarves, you name it -she's probably done it. Because of hand problems she can no longer crochet and she had a few unfinished blankets that I have at home now. I will someday finish them, but I wanted to re-introduce myself to crocheting and do a few blankets I wanted first.

Since learning how to crochet, as you can imagine, I got into many other crafts. One of which was cross stitch. I love to do it, but it just takes so long to do one project. Needless to say, I have one unfinished cross stitch gift that maybe by 2050 it'll be done. So much to learn and do, so little time.

So, I'm excited to begin a blanket with this new pattern I've learned and it's perfect timing with the fall weather upon us. It's much easier to crochet a blanket when it's chilly out (and football is on). We'll see how quickly I can get this blanket done in addition to maintaining all the facets of Crystal Allure (and a personal life!).

Stay tuned on the progress of this blanket.

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