Tuesday, August 27, 2013

This Crochet Design is Kicking My BUTT!

{{Just Write.  That is what I'm promising to do. I'm recommitting to blogging regularly.}}

Tuesdays are normally my day to post about favorite things, but to be honest, I don't feel like it.  I feel like writing about my current crochet project and how much it's frustrating me.  >.<

You see... I came up with this really fun, geometric, striped blanket design.  The first problem I faced was trying to figure out what the middle block should be.  So I snapped a picture of the sketch and took to good ol' instagram for some help.  I got one response, but the suggestion didn't fit the feeling of the design. :-/ boo!

The 'ah-ha' moment came when I colored in the stripes in my sketch.  Turns out the middle block is simply a vertical stripe block. o.O

So now I have the guidelines for what blocks I will need in what colors, but a new frustration has come up... The two patterns I'm using are the mitered granny square and a granny striped square.  The problem: I can't figure out how to make the granny stripe so that it matches up with the mitered granny. ::smacks forehead::


I hate it what a plan gives me such a hard time, but I suppose I'll feel even more accomplished when I figure it out. *shrug*