Alright, I quit the daily posting. It's not that I couldn't keep it up for another 9 days (really!!), but I'm starting to get sick of listening to my own voice.
And why do something that I don't enjoy? I may as well finish my blanket... then I'll have something to blog again ;)
Really tired and quite frankly a little in doubt whether to pursue this Nablopomo adventure.
Also more than ready to have my blanket finished. The problem is: I want it done, but I don't want to do it. I only need to finish off the edges, but the blanket is so big that that is a bit of a challenge that I keep postponing.
I made some cookies today. And I didn't use a recipe. I know... daring!!
I'd read about baking with apple sauce instead of butter and I wanted to see if that really worked. It did, although the structure of the cookie did change because of it. I simply replaced both sugar and butter by apple sauce. I figured I could leave out the sugar too, as that was already in the apple sauce. I also added walnuts and crumbled almond paste.
They turned out pretty good, if I may say so myself. The structure is a little dough-y, not exactly light, so I may try and work on that some next time. Although, a positive side to a chewy cookie is that you don't tend to eat so much.
I've noticed a significant shift in my use of crafty materials. Whereas before I tended to leave all my most precious fabric and ribbons on the shelves of my crafting cupboard, I now use them!
The other day I used my prettiest vintage ribbons for the lamp shade I made and I now used my favourite fabrics for a blanket and pillow set.
Actually, it feels good to use up material instead of just hoard it, especially when it's for projects that I get to look at everyday.
It took me nearly 4 months to finish, although I didn't work at it all the time. Sometimes just one ripple a day, and sometimes a few more.
I've really enjoyed working on this project. Ripples are just so easy and relaxing to crochet... I'm really tempted to just start another one (I know two little boys that would both love to have one).
I used mostly acrylic wool for this, only the light blue yarn is a thick cotton. Nearly 95% of the yarn that I used was thrifted, which makes for a very inexpensive blanket (although I didn't keep track of how much it cost me).