18 December 2012

But I Want To ...


I want to start something new.  I'm loving the Mixed Stitch Stripey Blanket, don't get me wrong, but I'm making such slow progress that I need something new.  Like that word, *need*?!


Look, it's growing, it definitely is, no doubt about it.  I sit and do a couple of rows and then I get excited and race into the bedroom, lay it out on the bed thinking surely I'm half way by now, but no, still only one third of the way.  Oh dear!


So you understand my dilemma ... I want to finish this blanket AND I want the thrill of choosing new colours and patterns, and mixing this colour with that.  I want to play and I want to make some squares.  And I'm being teased by these beauties, found on Pinterest.

Original source unknown.

Original source unknown.
 
Found on the blog, Babajezas Wundertute. Have a look here.

Aren't they scrumptious?  So, you're with me on this one, aren't you? You're going to support my *need* to start something new.  You're not going to mention that little tally I have going of unfinished projects are you?  You're not going to ask where November's finished project is, or December's?!!  Because look at the colours my little one wants me to use, for her bed in her new room.



What better time to start something new when there is so much to do I can't think straight!
Trudy

30 comments:

  1. Oh, I soooo know that feeling. I'm about halfway done with the Granny Patches but have to stop and do something else every now and then. I'm even tempted to by yarn for a new blanket, although I still have enough for another one...

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  2. Your mixed stitch blanket is looking gorgeous Trudy! I can quite understand your need to start something else though, it's very easy to get bored with the same colours even when they are so lovely!
    I'm not even going to count how many projects I have on the go now - I really must find time to photograph them all and update my blog!
    Have a great Crafty Christmas!
    Angie x

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  3. Go on - start something else. Why not just say that the blanket was really a throw for the sofa! It is too gorgeous to be hidden away in the bedroom!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  4. Hi there

    I know just how you feel certainly that mixed pattern blanket is fabulous...and not even finished ....imagine when it is what a treasure! However I'm just the same I get bored easy and want to try new things that's why I say my crochet is all pret-a-porter items only the one never the same again. One also has to take into account the trememdous temptation of all the beautiful things displayed on other blogs and Pinterest...impossible to resist!!1

    Go for it!

    keep well

    Amanda :-)

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    1. that was meant to read haute couture not pret-a-porter which is the opposite....tch!!!

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  5. Your mixed stitch blanket is GORGEOUS!! So much further on than mine!! I really must get a move on! Totally understand the new project itch though! I have SO many ideas for things I want to make! xxx

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  6. ...oh i know this feeling all too well, in fact ive lost count of how many projects i have started, i start out with every one thinking 'yes yes this is the one i am lovin right now, and i am going to see it through to the end'.....but no....i always end up being distracted by other exciting ideas, and Pinterest is the biggest distraction of them all........so much crafting to do, and so little time to do it all in.....haaah, oh for more hours in a day.

    hugs hugs x

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  7. oow I can definitely see the appeal, very boho! I would like to make something like this too. I won't mention your other wips!! hope your weeks going well, Heather x

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  8. I'm hearing you Trudy! My mixed stitch blanket is so slow growing that I have been dabbling in other little things on the side to stop boredom setting in. I say go for something new, you can never have too many projects on the go! Then you can work on which ever takes your fancy at the time. :)

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  9. You're all crochet hussies ... that's what I like about you peeps!!!

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  10. Good morning Trudy

    you hava a beautiful blog. You found me, I found you. :-) Have a nice day. Regula

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  11. Lovely, lovely lovely! Yes those colours will look super together! :)

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  12. Well my opinion is, I would like to see Novemeber project by the end of December...Then maybe finish another two hexagons by the end of January...CATTLE PROD...lol... Have you finished DH scarf yet...

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    1. How's your Christmas Bunting coming along?!!!!

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  13. We all know this feeling! I am going through a phase of pattern buying and project planning but before I execute one idea I get another. This has culminated in me starting NOTHING for a month and I am getting on my own nerves!

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  14. I love the colours on your blanket, It has inspired me to try my crochet again. I haven't really done much more since my course. Maybe, over the holidays I'll have another go!
    Jilly

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  15. I Know this feeling well Trudy. And Presonally I think there is no harm in starting a new project (can you tell I am trying to convince myself too?) But i think if you are to start a new project the granny squares are an awesome Idea cause you can do a square at a time. And you can always plod along with your blanket :) Loving your blanket by the way that is awesome!!!

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  16. Well variety is the spice of life Trudy!!
    Why not have a little bit of fun playing around with new colours and patterns?
    Your stripey blanket is looking amazing.....love all the colours and pattern.....
    Lovely cool evening here, just the sort for doing a couple of rows of crochet!!

    Claire x

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  17. Put it down for now, start something that's a bit quicker and easier, then you'll have the satisfaction of a finished project and feel happier about picking up the other one again instead of feeling like your not getting anywhere. I do that with big meaty novels also, they get put down for something light and fluffy, then I feel ready to tackle the beast again.

    Good luck, you'll get there eventually.

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  18. There is always something new drawing our attention away...nothing wrong with taking a break just make sure you finish it ..because it's beautiful xx

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  19. I say yes to starting something new! That blanket is really lovely. As I get towards the end of a project I get so excited about the next.

    But what about your *whispers* hexie squares...?

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    1. Oh, the hexagons!!! Of course, thanks for the reminder ... I'll get straight onto them : -) !!!!

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  20. I love a new project.....I say go wild, just make sure you share it.

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  21. What a beautiful blanket. I love the colours you're using. The novelty can wear off with a big project. Sometimes good to have two things on the go!

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  22. Have you made any progress on that lovely blanket?

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    1. Nope!! Still working on the brighter one. All good fun!!

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  23. This blanket is amazing! I love the colors you are working with. I am also working on a sampler blanket. Please check out my new blog: offthechaincrochetblog.blogspot.com
    I am just starting out in the blog world and would love to get some followers. -Yvette

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  24. Can I somehow sign up to receive updates?
    I didn't see anywhere where I could do that. Your work is beautiful! So inspiring!

    I would really like to get updates.......

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  25. I wonder, Trudy, are there written instructions for that lovely stripey blanket you are making? I'd love to try my hand at one myself! Its GORGEOUS!

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    1. Hello "Unknown", this is a pattern by Julie at Little Woollie, so best search her blog for all the details. Good luck! Trudy

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