I found this yarn-saving stitch called "Web". It's kinda creepy looking, but I needed a stitch that had more chaining than double-crocheting, because chaining takes less yarn, and I wanted this blanket to turn out as big as I could make it. I had four skeins of this blue/gray. I don't like crocheting with skeins, so as I was starting to wind this yarn into a ball, this happened:
It was a little late...I could not stop laughing.
My brother-in-law got engaged several months ago, and I thought this yarn would make a nice blanket for him and his new (future) bride. I made it as soon as they got engaged, and it sat in my closet for almost a year. Every week when I straightened my room, I saw it and thought, "I should wait until much closer to their wedding before I post about this blanket" and kept going on with life. And then several weeks ago, they traveled down here for a wedding shower (even though they don't live here and aren't moving here) and I wrapped up the blanket and gave it away. The next day, I logged onto my blog to post about it only to realize--in all that time that blanket sat in my closet, I never took any pictures of it! So I asked my future non-related sister-in-law to take some pictures for me. Here they are:
Who am I, you ask?
In 2006 I had a stroke, and every day my husband encourages me to use my remaining brain cells to the best of my ability. I love to organize, make crafts, and go on adventures (safe ones). I hope that through my blog posts, you will be encouraged to accept and make the best of challenges God throws at your life.