Blanket of love

My current project was inspired by this daily row project I found. Some counter-cultural crocheters were inspired to crochet a row a day based on the color of the sky. Only I misunderstood and thought they were doing a row a day based on how they felt. And then I thought that if you could do a scarf, why not a blanket? And I realized that this year, on New Year’s Eve, my boyfriend and I were moving into our new house. And this is still a kind of new relationship in that we haven’t been living together very long, and we were moving out of his small place into a much bigger place where we could start a life together, and all that inspired me to start working on a blanket that could be a record of our first year together.

I like how the blanket marks the beginning of our life together in a new house, but the timing could be a little awkward. If we hadn’t moved in c. January 1, then it might just be a blanket. But I decided it would be a blanket for us and a record of this year, which would be almost arbitrary if we’d been dating for a while already or

I haven’t been able to keep up with the daily row thing. I think it’s a great idea. I think the fact that I can’t sit still for literally ten minutes and do this one thing every day is an indication that I have too much going on and too many little things to stress about. Also, I have always know that I have the attention span of a ferret on crack, so this is just reinforcing my self-image. But that’s fine. In the end, I’ll still have a very cool blanket. What interests me the most is the way the colors and patterns interact. Somehow its imperfection, its organic evolution, its lack of intention intrigue me. Did you know there is such a thing as freestyle crocheting? How badass is that? No patterns, no rules, just hooking and knotting. And the results are beautiful – undeniably artistic.

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