Tuesday, October 5, 2010
I’ve consulted the archives and lo! this circle-in-a-square granny project has been with me for one year and two days. The amount of effort, bored to tears-ness, lessons learned, queasy, car-sickened craft that has gone into this little number is immeasurable, incalculable, infinite. I am gobsmacked at the uncharacteristic, marked restraint: to date, I have posted but five times on the sucker.
One year and two days on, I have crocheted 180 squares, retro-fitted a flat braid join (one of the lessons learned) and woven in eighty seven squares worth of ends (so, approximately 12,467). I will admit to wildly enjoying the first third of this process.
Such is the angst now associated with this work in progress mocking me from the sofa in various states of incomplete, I am inspired to start a meme. How about this? WEAVING IN WEDNESDAY!* The mid-week, ‘hump’ day, forever more associated with finishing granny blankets? Whole weekly blog posts devoted purely to the intricacies of weaving in granny square ends.** Anyone?
It’ll make for rivoting reportage. I for one, will be devoting each of my Wednesdays to the blow-by-blow description of the weaving in of a different colour.*** After twenty seven years (or thereabouts), I shall post a crazed, maniacal WEAVING IN WEDNESDAY! success story: I finished! I absolutely finished! Not just ‘blog’ finished! Pedantic old lady finished! At which point, I shall be declared entirely insane, committed to someplace unpleasant and sit rocking in the corner with a completed granny blanket warming my lap.****
Needless to suggest, familial enthusiasm for the project has waned.
Photographic posing requests prompted much in the way of tongue-in-cheek eye rolling and melodrama.
All of which had me shrieking with laughter and re-inspired to finish, dammit. If only to inflict one. last. photoshoot. upon my poor, put-upon poppets.
* I’m joking
* It’s ok, I’m really joking
* I promise, on the lives of the beloved stick insects, I am absolutely joking
* I really hope I’m joking