Posted in The Old Life

Big Blanket: A work in progress

I’ve been hooking like mad for the past few days. Days? I meant weeks. Weeks of continuous yarnage- and many amigurumis, cellphone cases, hats and doilies later and I am still not tired of it. It isn’t a bad thing. At least I have something to look forward to when I get home or when I’m lulled.

I embarked on the Big blanket project a few weeks ago. The big blanket was a project that was well planned, well thought of – complete with sketches, swatch planning, designing and many hours of contemplating. I spent quite some time with the recepient of the big blanket to talk to him about what we want for this design. He’s embarking on some kind of journey so I wanted to give him something to remind him of the warmth here.

This blanket is made of TEAL, YELLOW, BROWN and NAVY 4ply worsted weight yarn and made with an F hook. There are 28 10 inch granny squares (projected) for this project and im thinking its going to be about 45 inches x 80 inches. its the first time im embarking on this HUGE project and sure enough, ive had some problems with continuing it. Yet, its an inspiring project – so im not rushing it. I still have a few weeks anyway to finish it. It will be my biggest project to date – so Im pretty psyched.

Yet, I still have a couple more things in my head that I need to make.

1. My Dad’s Golf Club Mitts ( Ive made one and I still need 3 more).
2. Bag for my grandmother
3, Gloves/ Mittens
4. My own granny square blanket.

At least those are the major projects I am thinking about. I also taught my sister how to crochet and now she’s hooked. Literally, I think there is something about crocheting that makes people happy. I know I am happy.

Happy Hookin!


A 30 something fangirl, writer, artist and dreamer, a princess by day and ninja by night who believes in magic, true love and wants to change the world one brush stroke at a time. Marikit is a self-taught artist learning more about art and the world around her.

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