My very first crochet project (when I was first learning to crochet way back when) I began when I was very sick, bed-ridden in fact. Silly me thought 3 skeins of yarn would be PLENTY to make an afghan (after all, most of it is HOLES, right?!?! *snort*) so I set to work to make my love a bit of love out of yarn.
I wanted it to be queen sized, not lap sized (again- WHAT WAS I THINKING?!?) figuring it wouldn't take THAT long. Ha. Foolish, foolish girl.
Four years later~
- I found out that 3 skeins is definitely NOT enough for an afghan
- I learned my lesson about dye lots (hence the stripes-it was originally going to be solid but never found a matching yarn to the original three skeins)
- I learned that queen-sized anything probably is a bit excessive for a first project.
Learned a few other things too...
Turns out~ I rather like the kind of drawn out projects that fingers can fly at without taxing your brain too much. I love always having a little something to do whenever I get to it-but no pressure TO get to it.
SO I need a new afghan project and stat.
And I learned that blankets woven with love are so much warmer.