Back in April (2022), I shared that I had picked up crochet. So satisfied with how quickly crochet works up compared to hand knitting, I took on a huge long term project. Not only would I tackle a blanket, I would aim for it to be large enough to put on a king sized bed. I shared my progress when I had just started on the 3rd stripe.
Well, what does my progress look like today? Certainly not finished! I am just starting on my 5th stripe. What that sounds like little progress since last April, I am pretty satisfied. This is my side project while I primarily work on other things (many of which I plan to share here in the future).
As the blanket is working up, I keep thinking I don’t think that the blanket will end up wide enough for a king sized bed. I wanted a king size blanket because I tend to buy king sized comforters for our queen sized bed (otherwise they feel undersized to me). While writing this post, I laid the blanket over our bed that currently has a king size blanket, and lo and behold, the width seems about the same! A reminder that my perception isn’t always on point.
I would like to complete the blanket within the next couple of years. Maybe I will get a bee in my bonnet and complete it earlier. However, so far I have been enjoying it being a background project that slowly expands over time.