As you may recall back in late November I had a reoccurrence of my knitting injury, brought on by too much knitting & crochet. It is massively exacerbated by knitting in the round for some reason – which is why I am being extremely careful with Annis – and crocheting with a small hook also seems to not help. Luckily I don’t do much on a smaller hook than a 4mm one but the Scheepjeswol CAL uses a 3mm, and that is the project I was working on when it happened.
I will be honest I have come close to dumping the Scheepjeswol CAL several times. I will be very careful about CALs I decide to take part in in the future. I loved the colours and the yarn and the hype around this one and got very excited. I had had such a positive experience with the stripey as you go blanket run by Hannah at Not Your Average Crochet that I was busting to take part in another. Of course Hannah’s CAL was very achievable being 6-8 rows a week. With this one you had to do six squares a week, with each one taking 2-3 hours (at my speed). Plus each of the six were all the same and I think it is well known I have a remarkably short attention span. The finished blanket is gorgeous and I certainly don’t want to criticise its creator or the pattern. It’s just not, if I am honest, the sort of CAL I should do.
I brought the yarn with me so I could work on finishing it. My friend Sam has done his CAL blanket and recommended I didn’t dump my version as I would feel a sense of achievement by finishing it… I’m not convinced but he does have a birthday in March… (*evil grin*). Actually I am thinking of gifting it to my Dad for his 70th. We’ll see. So yesterday and this morning I did these: