All In One Week
April 24, 2009 § 26 Comments
Woohoo! Let’s celebrate. Champagne all around! More importantly than my knee feeling better is the fact that Miss Babette is finished! Finished!!! And my knee is feeling better, much better. Thank you for asking! The doctor says I should be about 90% back to normal in roughly 3-4 weeks.
It’s amazing what one can accomplish while being banished to the couch. Maybe even learn how to fly an airplane? So the story goes, my husband’s Uncle Joe learned how to fly a plane (by reading a book) while in prison for moonshining. And certainly half of Miss Babette can be crocheted in a week if you have absolutely nothing else to do. I’m feeling very proud of myself for just finishing it. I don’t care about the mistakes made. I’m just SO happy to have finished it!
The crocheting of the granny squares was fun enough. But the sewing together and weaving in of the ends was a daunting task, and I mean daunting in the most extreme sense. What else could I have done while laying on the couch with my knee on top of two pillows and an ice bag on top of my knee?
Now… what should I fill up my cool Trader Joe’s bag with next?
Finished size ~ approximately 49″ x 54″
Pattern ~ Interweave’s Babette Blanket
Crochet hook ~ mostly 4.0mm. Started with a 4.25 mm metal hook that made my hand hurt after any substantial amount of crocheting. Then, discovered Clover’s Soft Touch crochet hooks and the 4.0 seemed the closest in size. So much better for hours and hours of crocheting! Edging done with 3.5 mm.
Blocking is essential ~ I struggled with determining just what was the right amount of tugging on the yarn while seaming. Sometimes it was a little too tight and sometimes a little too loose. I think I was getting the hang of it towards the end. But blocking certainly took out most of the wonky wavyness that was quite visible before hand.