Saturday, February 4, 2012
A beautiful blanket
I love love love this blanket that I finished yesterday. It's one of my favorites. I think I love it so much because it's green. But it was also really fun to make. I got asked yesterday if I had ever considered selling the blankets that I make. And I honestly answered with a no. For me, the joy I find in making a blanket is part of the joy of gifting it to someone. I get to spend time choosing colors, type of yarn, and the pattern. I've made one blanket that I was paid to make. And I didn't really have fun making it. It felt like work. So no, I don't see myself actually selling my blankets. One of my Love Languages is to giving/receiving of gifts. And to me a blanket is something I can give. I constantly have a list of blankets to work on or who is getting the next one, etc. My cousin just adopted a little one from Taiwan, and so her blanket is going to be the next one I make. It'll be in pinks, purples, and yellows. I'm hoping to go through my stash and see what I've got so that I don't need to purchase the yarn. I've got one started, but not finished, for my niece (my college roommate's daughter). I've not even picked the pattern for my nephew's one (my college roommate's son). I saw a pattern the other day that's a Victorian one, and I want to do that one for my sales director. And of course, there are about 4 or 5 that I want to make just for me.
I go through phases. There are some times I like to crochet and to work with the yarns and then there are times that I don't want to go anywhere near my project basket.