I have three crochet projects going at the moment, and if I know me (and I think, by now, I do) this does not bode well for at least one of the projects.
There’s the Granny Square Sampler, which I do really love and am committed to finishing.
There’s a companion for Harold, which currently has one eye, two arms, and the top of his head completed (and may very well be the project that wins the prize of spending eternity in the bottom of a knitting bag in the basement – so sorry, potential friend of Harold).
And then there’s this:
“This” is the first few rows of a lacey shawl, that I’m planning to wear to my sister-in-law’s August wedding. This is a project that I had all but decided I wasn’t going to try to attempt in my limited pre-wedding time, until a fuzzy navel infused evening perusing wraps on Ravelry where I completely lost my mind and declared, “Let’s DO this thing!”
I should admit here, that I was really more conscientious about this decision than it sounds. I did my due diligence. I looked at Ravelry projects associated with the pattern I chose, and they were all so beautiful [hard to screw up? check]. Many of the crocheters had only taken a week to complete the pattern [quicker than it looks? check]. I could get all of the yarn I needed for under $25 [not too pricey? check].
With all of that in its favor, how could I not give it a whirl?
I’m not under any illusions that I can complete this in a week, but I figure it’s not unreasonable to think I could do it in six weeks. Which is roughly what I have. Additionally, I could stop crocheting right now, add a border, and be done. Sure, it wouldn’t fit anything bigger than a Barbie doll, but that’s not really the point. The point is flexibility. If it gets to be a week before the wedding and I am still not finished, I can stop wherever I am, and just edge it. It may be smaller than I initially planned, but it will still look nice.
I never go to weddings. The last one I went to was my brother-in-law’s in 2006! So, I’m getting kind of giddy to dress myself up.
Hope I remember how 😉
(This is the dress I bought, but it’s subject to change if something else grabs me in the meantime…)