Saturday, February 17, 2007

#70....check!


70. Finish crocheting the blanket I started years ago

I'm excited to report that I just checked off my first goal on my 101 in 1001 list! Woo-hoo! It's not a huge one but it feels good to make some progress nonetheless. Over three years ago, probably before I started my business (although I can't remember for sure), I put this blanket in the back of my armoire and forgot about it. Recently, while cleaning stuff out of my bedroom for a garage sale, I found it and remembered that I used to love to crochet. I used to enjoy a lot of things but the last four years have been mainly consumed with starting my business. I love it and it's great to be focused so I don't have any regrets. But I used to be a lot more domestic and craftsey. So I put it on my list. I had to look at the instructions again and re-teach myself how to crochet--that's how long it's been. But I did it and only a week later - it's finished! I didn't realize it but it was close to 90% done sitting in my armoire this whole time! How sad is that? I could have been using it this whole time! But it feels good to finish a project. And I love the blanket. It fits in my living room perfectly!

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8 Comments:

matt + angie sloan said...

That's awesome. I love checking your blog now that you are including so much more about you.

My grandma would be so proud!!! That's a lost art in our generation.

11:02 AM

 
ATS said...

I love crocheting ... next on my list is to learn how to quilt.

11:43 AM

 
Kate Wall said...

Wa-hoo! Your first goal completed. Feels good, doesn't it?

10:09 PM

 
MichelleAllen Photography said...

Congrats girl!!! How fun.

5:03 PM

 
Blue Orchid Designs said...

Yay!! I always get frustrated with crocheting and want to throw the yarn across the room, so your blanket is a major accomplishment in my book. :) Congrats!

8:09 PM

 
Melissa Jill :) said...

Hey - thanks for the encouragement everyone! I've already learned to quilt, otherwise that one would be on my list too. But I definitely prefer crocheting - more relaxing. Liene--feel free to come over and crochet sometime. I'll teach you some good breathing exercises that might help limit the throwing episodes :).

10:34 PM

 
Virginia said...

Wooohooooo!

10:56 PM

 
jenniferbowen said...

Way to go girl! And also, good going on updating your blog every day. Now I need to do that!

12:08 PM

 

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